Here are some tips and tricks to follow on how to diagnose and repair these systems for your customers.
Do’s, Don’ts and Did You Knows about Mercedes-Benz’s diverse hydraulic suspension systems.
Mercedes-Benz makes the assumption that in the U.S. we adjust our pressure for the number of people and intended speed.
There are two generations of the Sprinter. The 2000-2006 models comprised the first generation of the vehicle and in 2007, Dodge redesigned the Sprinter. Both generations have similar caliper setups, with the front brakes featuring dual piston floating calipers.
Mercedes-Benz owners may complain of a single throttle lift-off clunking noise from the side shaft when first taking off (audible at the outboard end). Also, the clunk is heard once when changing from forward to reverse.
The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC suspension system was introduced in 1999 on the S-Class and has subsequently been used on the E-Class and most of the automaker’s SUVs. Keep reading for some key tips for common ailments to help you effectively get the system on these popular models in top-running condition.
When you hear the words “floating rotor,” you might think of a racecar brake rotor with Allen head bolts holding the hat to the outer ring. But, more economical and robust “semi-floating” rotors have made it onto Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz daily drivers.
Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced the release of additional stock numbers to its remanufactured transmission product line.
On different Mercedes-Benz models, you will see two types of TPMS systems. Low-line systems do not display individual tire pressures. These systems just monitor inflation and alert the driver if there is an underinflation or overinflation problem with one antenna. Mid-line systems display the individual pressures, and some systems have four antennas mounted near the wheel wells.
It doesn’t seem that long ago when the closest we came to any kind of active suspension on a Mercedes-Benz was the self-leveling rear suspension systems on the station wagons and 560 models (SEL sedan and the SEC coupe). Of course, there were some exceptions – European models and the 450SEL 6.9 starting in the late ’70s were available with hydraulic suspension at all four corners.
We all know that the evolution of technology in our ever-changing automotive industry translates to many gray areas when it comes to servicing new vehicle systems using updated service procedures and tools. Steering angle sensor calibration is one of those gray areas.