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C 240 4matic sedan: I have a 2003 MB C240 sedan. The "check

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I have a 2003 MB C240 sedan. The "check engine" lamp came on the other day. I suspect the oil level might be the cause. Despite best efforts using the owners manual I can't check the oil level on the display and I don't know why. There is a tiny little dipstick. Can I use that to gauge oil level? Your thoughts?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Dan replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved. The oil level wouldn't cause check engine light to come on so I wouldn't worry about checking oil. At this point you will want to have diagnostic codes checked which needs to be done using a scan tool. Your local parts store will check the codes for free, then you can write them down and reply back to this answer without additional fees. With code I can tell you possible/common causes, testing/repair information, and costs. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks Dan,
Think I'll refer this one to my local MB mechanic.Chuck
Expert:  Dan replied 2 years ago.
No problem, if vehicle runs good then it is likely a minor emission related problem. I'd expect around $300-$500 for repair costs. Let me know how it turns out or if you run into questions. Thanks again and have a great weekend!