Question Asked: Strange noise/feel after having the differential and transmission fluids changed
February 19, 2012, 08:28 AM
After having the transmission , differential fluids changed/serivved and a ball joint replaced at 47000 miles, notice the car makes a strange "winding down" noise when lifting off the accelerator. Also notice the car seems to vibrate some and " idle rough". What could be the cause?
Question Asked: My Mercedes SL500 with 44000 miles , the light came on yesterday "ABC"
August 05, 2011, 04:31 AM
I took the car to a mechanic immediately when the "ABC " light came on. He told me it would take 2150$ to replace the steering pump which controls the steering and suspension. I think that price sounds a little over the top. What if anything can you suggest?
Problem Reported: Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">struts</span>, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.</p>
Problem Reported: Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">Leaks may develop from the <a id="ce_9534" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/differential">differential</a> cover and/or seals </span><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">on high mileage or older vehicles.</span><span class="ct_glossary tooltip"> Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.</span></p>
Problem Reported: Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by </span><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">cracked and/or shredded</span><span class="ct_glossary tooltip"> <a id="ce_5570" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/drive-shaft">driveshaft</a> flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or <span class="ct_selected tooltip">differential</span> can occur.</span></p>
Car Review: 2012 Volkswagen Passat
March 12, 2013, 08:16 PM
Traded in my Mercedes SL500 in on a Passat. Have had no regrets about that decision. The Mercedes was a money pit; spent over 7K in a year and a half. The Passat has all the comfort and features of many high end cars, without the price. It has 4 years of warranty ( 2012 ).
Car Review: 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
February 18, 2012, 05:11 PM
Bought this 2003 Mercedes SL500 from Earth Motors in Addison Texas in June of 2010 with 44000 miles on it. After spending over 7000K in lest than 18 months I finally " threw in the towel" and traded it in for another car ( a Passat) . This car had numerous expensive issues and I would not recommend anyone else subjecting themselves to this type of experience. Should have bought it from a Mercedes dealership with an extended warrantly.