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In addition to owning CarMasters Automotive and working on Mercedes I also am contracted as an expert to go into the dealerships and other repair facility to perform inspections/investigations for legal arbitration, BBB, warranty and warranty/insurance companies with the majority throughout the years on Mercedes. I would agree on many problems on the 00-03 CL 55 AMG (those years average 400+ TSB), the 00-03 CL600 also has its share of problems but only about half that of the 00-03 CL 55 AMG in my experience. Recommend before you purchase a pre-owned vehicle let us check it out so you have a better idea of and current but not obvious problems before you purchase 757-456-0722
Recommend clean area around the leak, then monitor to determine the source of the leak. Sometimes it may be helpful or even necessary to add UV dye and use a UV light to find source of the leak. Leak could be from the valve cover gasket replaced already. I head and valve cover not properly cleaned of gasket not aligned properly new one can leak. How much crankcase pressure from blow-by does your engine have? Also if your PCV is not working properly or your engine is worn out (piston rings/valve guides) you may be over pressurizing the crankcase which will cause properly installed gaskets and seals to prematurely leak. Also if valve cover was over tightened that can crush gasket or bend/break/warp the cover causing leaks. If you would like your engine professionally check please call 757-456-0722
There are many causes that can limit vehicles performance/power, from restricted fuel/air filters, faulty sensors, jumped timing. Would need to diagnose to determine the cause(s) of your problem, please call 757-456-0722 and Michael or Jim can get you in for diagnostic.
Need to know if it is upper or lower control arm for correct part/labor cost and need to know left or right to get correct parts, if upper makes a difference if built before/after 12-01-2004. When you have that info Please call Michael or Jim at 757-456-0722 and we can give you an accurate estimate.
Could be a rub from the backing plate, could be due to type and quality of pads/rotors. What did you clean the rotors with? Did you do any break in? Some/many vehicle and brake manufactures REQUIRE brake friction to rotor/drum initial break/wear in or new brake can or often will wear out sooner, make more noise than normal or even fail prematurely. Break in for most vehicle takes 15 to 30 minutes and consists of 30 to 50 stops with very light braking from speeds of 30 to 50 MPH with 30 seconds between each stop for cooling.
Most modern seat belts are anchored with a special bolt often a Torx type and are under carpet or trim. Often from being in for years they will rust/corrode and be seized in place. We have all of the special tools to change your seat belt even if seized, though if seized or if someone attempts to change and rounds or strips securing fastener(s) that would require additional cost for labor and fasteners if not provided with replacement seat belt. Please call Michael 456-0722 and he can assist you with getting your vehicle repaired
many things such as timing, ECM, fuel pump, EFI main relay, fuses such as AM2, faulty new parts (distributor), wiring, CKP sensor can all cause a no start condition as well as bad intake valve(s) leaking by. Recommend take to a certified professional based on all you have already done with no success. Call Jim or Michael at CarMasters 757-237-7080 to arrange having vehicle brought in for diagnostic.
There are several possibilities, some of which are: you may have a bad new alternator, you may have faulty alternator connector or wiring, or may have a bad alternator MEGA fuse (175 Ampere if I remember correctly). Recommend test/check those items first. If you do not have the test equipment to do so we can test and repair at CarMasters Automotive 757-456-0722. We are have Free Loaner Vehicles by appointment (sometimes for walk in customers if not out/reserved already) are open until 8PM M-F and 6PM SAT. Please call Michael or Jim, Thanks
There are up stream and down stream sensors for each bank located in the exhaust system mostly in pipe, but can be in a manifold or converter in/outlet. Bank 1 is normally same bank as cylinder 1. Cylinder one is normally the first cylinder on the side with the cylinder head that sits farthest forward. On most Ford V8s that would be the right of the passenger side. For any service needs Please call Michael or Tammy at 757-456-0722, Thanks Jim
No it does not have a timing belt. Please call Michael at 757-456-0722 for 100k service and to reserve a FREE loaner vehicle while your service is being performed.