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Nearly bought an MB, C230 'til I found out about the balance shaft issue. Benz is really dropping the ball, not stepping up for a recall. The fix is like $4000!
when car is running, everywhere, most of the time.
Went to move the car last night, put key in as usual, it turned to ignition, lights on and then nothing, the ignition is stuck on, the barrel is locked in place and if i wiggle it the barrel spins but doesn't start or turn off.
The car was working perfectly before and is usually really reliable, it is low mileage and hasn't been modified in any way that I know about, it may have an after market alarm.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
i already have the entire head kit. i had my head checked it is 8 thousadths out and has to be shaved but the machinist told me once i shaved it i wuldnt have enough clearance left for my pistons to clear my valves how do i fix this
ive been told it might be the engine can I verify this
I had everything else fixed
this problem occurs when i reduce speed in traffic when its on drive.
as i was sitting still my car started spraying out antifreeze. i immed shut off car. the next day i started car and sadded water to see where leak was coming from. the car died,and now it wont start.
what else can i check?
Is this a fan fuse I don't know please help
The fuse that controls the gas gauge, temp gauge, clock and brake lights keeps blowing. I've changed out the bulbs, changed the fuses and still the same thing. As soon as I start to drive, the fuse blows, the gas and temp arms go crazy. Short in wiring or brake switch that's under the pedal?
When the fuel level in my car goes below 1/4 tank, it takes several attempts before the car will start. The pump was replaced two weeks ago and I was told that the sending unit is part of the pump and can't be replaced separately. I don't think that is correct. Could the problem be the fuel sensor/sending unit?
I have this 97 318ti with over 200k miles, car was runing googd until last year water pump broke accessory belt fell down while car was running, battery light turns on, then car over heated, I pull over but it was late, there was lot thick steam/smoke,
I replace water pump, it crank but wont start, take it to mechanic, he said no compression, need engine, I want to rebuild engine, need to know how to do it, how to take it out from the vehicle, what need to be replace,etc..
new stereo, amp,new subs just cant seem to get the cars front and back speakers to work.
recently front was working now nothing works but sub woofers
Is my starter going bad
Was operating a/c at the time. Can I drive to repair shop w/o further damage?
Many forums are saying that its the one next to the battery and firewall and not the one behind the headlight... but, the one behind the headlight is the larger in diameter one and that is supposed to be the Low side. help please....
i changed the plugs and lost all kind of power idle a lil rough but not to bad cant get over 50mph no power goin up hill or startin off did everythin to my knowlegde cant figure it out
could be electrical?
i was driving on motor way when i lost power and white smoke came out of exhgaust
no blower fan does not work at all....heat still comes thru vents but no fan blowing and circulating it....
blower fan does not work....some heat filters out but no fan blower ....what steps do I take to replace this componet?
Many have told me to get a BMW they are more expensive to fix if something goes wrong. Is this correct?
the left side turn signal dont work...neither the hazard light...but the right side is good!!!
unable to locate the dip stick

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