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I had an engine fault code for left bank exhaust cam shaft timing retarded. I was able to clear it, and it has not returned. After reading up on this engine, I see many issues. I have a 2007 E350 wagon, and my serial number is ***** I would like to know if I have the improved balance shaft, and should replace my camshaft solenoids. - Thank you - Bill Farrell

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

97,000 miles, 4Matic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your E350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I only cleared the code yesterday. I purchased this one owner car recently. I have full history of service records from Mercedes dealer. I am investigating the problem only now. I have a well equipped garage, and will do the repairs myself.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Hopefully, this will cover it!

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Marty
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Hi Bill, my name is***** your engine falls into the range of engines that had the soft balance shafts. The left side code is not a balance shaft problem however. For that problem you can probably get away with replacing the camshaft solenoid for the exhaust cam. Balance shaft codes affect the right side camshafts not the left side.

Let me know if you need anything else.

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