Chris Leger

Enthusiast
61 points
Recent Activity

Question Asked: Why did Mercedes not issue a recall on the shifting assembly?
January 29, 2013, 05:14 PM
It's well established that the shifting assembly was faulty on these cars.
Question Asked: What's most likely the problem when the car won't shift out of Park ( today )?
January 05, 2013, 05:41 PM
Took the car to have an oil change and the mechanic came in and said the car wouldn't shift out of Park. It was stuck. Some think it might be the parking cylindroid and others have guessed it will be the shifting assembly.
Question Asked: Have spent 5G in 8 mo. Disappointed since it had only 44,000 mi. Cut my losses?
March 14, 2012, 06:20 PM
Wondering if I should buy an extended warranty at this point or look for another car. The steering pump replacement and few other items like ball joint and battery are the only replacement items. The rest were " maintenance jobs".
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: Differential and transmission fluids changed. Ball joint Replaced at 47000 miles
February 18, 2012, 04:56 PM
After having the work done the car doesn't drive quite as well. It makes a "winding down" noise and also notice a slight vibration at the center of the car in floor. What could have causeed this effect ?
Question Asked: Why would the car put out a smell like eggs ( sulphur) when speeding on a highw
October 27, 2011, 10:18 AM
When speeding on highway the car puts out a smell like sulphur. Why would this happen?
Question Asked: The steering pump had to be replaced at 44,000 miles on the SL500 Mercedes .
August 14, 2011, 05:08 PM
The steering pump had to be replaced at 44,000 miles on the SL500 Mercedes . Is this normal?
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?
No activities found
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.
Comment: Common Noises of Impending Car Trouble
February 25, 2012, 09:21 AM
After having the differential and transmission oils changed at 45000 miles on my mercedes SL500, I notice a "whining " noise when I accelerate to about 30-50 mph and then let up off the accelerator. Never noticed this before . I also feel a sort of vibration at center of the floor with this "whining" noise. Could it be a problem with the driveshaft flex discs or something else? I'm going to get the oil changed in another 1000 miles but hopefully driving the car won't cause damage. Also had the ball joint replaced but don't see how this would cause that noise/vibration.