Mercedes Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
YES 4 CYLINDERS
DO YOU MEAN THAT THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THAT
WAS THERE A RECALL FOR THAT ISSUE?
IF SO, WHERE ARE THE CAM MAGNETS LOCATED?
YOU MEAN IF I SEE OIL IN THE CONNECTORS, CHANGE THESE MAGNETS
ARE YOU STILL ON MR MICHAEL
If you see oil in the electrical connectors for these magnets, the magnets will need to be changed.
Before you go ahead and order the parts though, Call the dealership and give them your vin# XXXXX they will tell you if the camshaft magnet/wiring harness recall has been performed or not.
The recall replaces these magnets and installs adapter harnesses in case they ever leak again that they won't wick itself further into the harness.
NOW, in case it already been done, how much will the cam magnets cost, and do you think if i replace them, the check engine will turn off.
The magnets are about $40 each and if you replace them it will turn off the check engine light.
You will have to get the codes cleared though after replacement of the magnets.
It should only take you about 20 minutes to perform the repair.
where you think i cam find these parts
what autoparts you think that i could find these magnets?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-W203-C230-GENUINE-Engine-Camshaft-Adjuster-Magnet-Brand-NEW-Warranty-/170772324472?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27c2d2e078&vxp=mtr I'm pretty sure they are a little cheaper at the dealership though
You will also need some black RTV sealant you can get at the local autoparts store.
should i buy both of them
Mr. Michael, Should I buy both of them
Yes, you probably should because if only one is leaking now, the other might soon be.
THANK YOU, XXXXX XXXXX BIG AND PROFESSIONAL HELP
Where is located the camshaft position sensor bank 2 please?
There should be one on the intake cam near the back of the cam on top, and the exhaust on is near the front on the side of the valve cover. I'm not sure which one your scanner has bank 2 listed since you car is a inline engine which means it only has 1 bank. This is what I mean about your scanner can only read generic codes. A lot of the descriptions might be slightly off.