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am also getting a phantom parasite battery drain
related ? unrelated ?

My ABS light comes on the engine idles High it takes long time for the idle to come back down normal my two spark plugs keep filing out one on each side the engine has lifter tick and smokes every time we start it up or give it gas I'm trying to find out why my idle stays up when ABS lights on if somebody can help please and thank you


Upper Line of Leveling Valve leaks hydro fluid. Some wear from the bar and also a small crack in the line. Rust on the line connector. Soaked in Kroil. Recommend to use heat or not ?
Would a new leveling Valve be best?


My MB has not been working for many years. The engine doesn't work.
Do I need to rebuild the original engine or to buy a re-manufactured engine.
The odometer has 137000 miles.
Is it worth rebuilding that engine or going for a re-manufactured engine?

The lights on the switch for the heated seats occasionally go on but even when they do the seats won't warm up wondering if it is a switch issue or other problems

all of my dash lights come on and my gauges are bouncing all over the place

I checked fuses they are not blown, what should I look for next? Any suggestions? Since both front seats can not be adjusted I am wondering if a wiring issue or module may be out. Where can I go in the car to check?

Is it possible to drop in a modern AMG engine into a 560sec (or any model from 2000 motors kompressor

or any new engineer from 2004 kompressor to 560sec

When I start the car in the morning it starts ok. After I drive the car and stop it for a short time is also starting without any issue. The problem is if I leave the car for 1,2 or 3 hours and I try to start it. Most of the time it will start and then it will stop after 1 second and I need to keep the starter running for a long time before it starts again and after it starts it will run just with few cylinders only. It helps if I keep the throttle pressed a bit but still too dificult. . I noticed lately that the idling looks to be ratling when engine is hot. I live in Dubai so it's hot weather. Any sugestion? Also an advice regarding the heat range of the spark plugs? Thanks

When turn on the A/C it will work a few second then blower will stop but compressor still work. Have to change the fuse but when try it again fuse will still blow after a few second.

my 1986 mercedes 560 sec gas gauge is stuck on full, the speedometer is not correct read 65 when I am doing more like 50

Just bought the car. Had high idle and ABS light on. Found bad fuse for that and brought idle to normal. Runs good, oil pressure very good. After about 5 miles of driving it all of the sudden started smoking. Looks blue to me but could be lighter color. Any ideas why it didn't smoke before or what could have caused it to start smoking now or what to do to fix it? Drove the car several times prior to fixing idle and had no indications of smoking at all. Even now seems to run fine, gauges all look good, just smokes bad. Thanks for the help

Whenever I start driving the car, it doesn't accelerate properly.... I have changed almost everything and no luck yet.. any idea ??

As soon as I let go of the ignition key, the engine will die. As long as I keep the key cranked the vehicle will run, any suggestions??

Cannot get idle low enough to pass smog test.


1989 560 my engine will smoke (blue) at high speed ,but vewry little at idle

the hood won't open and i can't see the latch

i used starter Spray it seems to start but it cuts off it seems that fuel is not getting to engine can it be a fuel pump or some thing like that

Hot air is blowing suddenly I wish to charge the coolant gas but I am not able to pin point the inlet point

Where on the engine is the fuel filter located, and, is it easy to change

My car is a 1987 560 sec mercedes benz and I can't get the idle fuse out to change it . My car idles really fast and I was told to change the fuse . I can't get the fuse housing for the fuse open .Thank you , Debbie

Blower motor does not work at any speed. Checked fuse box, inside cover says blower motor fuse outside of fuse box. so far I have not been able to locate this fuse. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


No blower operation at any speed, blower motor is good. I need to locate the blower control module to test it and its wiring. Where is it located?

560 sec when i start it up it runs at a very high speed and the abs light comes on at the same time when it decides to idle down the abs light will go off too i dont understand what the brake system has to do with the idle 2200 rpm

Anyone ever have a problem with removing the key from the ignition switch. The car is in "Park" the switch operates normally but I can't remove the key

what type of oil and power stearing fluid do i need for 1989 560 sec.
thanks jymes