Mercedes

Have Mercedes Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mercedes

My 2001 C320 is throwing esp, abs codes. It turns over fine…

Customer Question
Hi my 2001 C320...

Hi my 2001 C320 is throwing esp, abs codes. It turns over fine but will cut of when making a turn

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? And have the brakes been squeaking?

No I haven't noticed any brake noise but it just started and I haven't been driving it

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your C320 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No its my sons car and he's driving me nuts using mine we tried transmission fluid, new battery and when he pushes or jimmies the hood it seems to "fix

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

No that's it

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Mercedes
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
1/3/2018
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 5,503
Experience: 15 years master certified 100% fix rate and have access to factory radio codes, wiring, and instructions.
Verified

Hello, my name is***** and i will do my best to assist you.I am going over your story now and will reply back soon with some info,thanks!

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

do you have a code reader that reads mercedes benz ?

not all scanners do read all modules in the car.

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no I don't
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

ok, that is ok for now, lets see what we can figure out, keep in mind this is not a diagnostic service so to say but i am good with mercedes and feel that i can help get you fixed up if not on the right track.

so let me ask you,

does the car die like if the key was shut off?

does the engine restart right away?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
that is pretty much exactly what it does
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
My son thought maybe a sensor or wire was loose because when he "pushes" on the hood it seems to fix it temporarily
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

ok, does the car shut off if you are at a standstill and turning the wheel or do you have to be driving?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

pushing on the hood is super strange as there is no correlation to the hood latch switch and the car running.

does the car have anything added like a remote start or alarm? that is NON mercedes?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It turns off at standstill or turning it drives okay on a straight forward path
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no there's nothing added maybe the hood is conincidental
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

ok, but you do have to turn the wheel for it to turn off?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

i am going to be asking a lot of questions as this is not normal or common, but bear with me, i am good at what i do :)

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
sure no prob
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

ok, so does it matter left or right or can you turn it either way and it dies? also how far do you have to turn the wheel? like if the wheel was a clock, and center is 12, how far left or right do you have to turn it for it to die?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
around 3 oclock
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

ok, how did this all start? after a previous repair?

or out of nowhere?

after a car wash or rain?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

are you near the car now?

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
the car was running fine but a friend borrowed it for a couple of days and it was in this shape when it came back
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no I'm not but if it would be easier I could try and get there later or at another agreed upon time
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

lol, man if i had a dollar for each time i get this same scenario.

couple of things i would like to try , see what is going on

first start the car and let it idle, lets let it idle for 5 min. make sure its warm and all looks good.

after 5 min turn the wheel and pay attention to the rpms and see if they lower a lot when turning or if they stay ok until the engine just shuts off.

lets make###-##-#### sure that its related to turning the wheel and not a huge coincidence.

also when idling see if you can rev the engine with no issues.

max rpm will be about 2500 so no worries the engine will not let you damage itself

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

I am on all the time pretty much so just let me know what time you think you will be near the car and i will do my best to be around. which again im usually on all the time :)

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I can do it after work as I'm not driving the car I would guess around 6:30 pm eastern
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

ok that should work fine, send me a message about 30 min before hand, i will get a notification and get with you asap.

have a good day, we will get this figured out.

I am interested to see what is going on, i like these types of issues.

puts me to the test :)

Lou

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
will do thx Lou
Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 1 month ago

for sure, no problem.

:)

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask MB Paul Your Own Question
MB Paul
MB Paul
MB Paul, Mercedes Technician
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 3,567
3,567 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes

MB Paul is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

MB Paul

MB Paul

Mercedes Technician

3,567 satisfied customers

Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes

Marty

Marty

Mercedes Technician

29,009 satisfied customers

Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.

Lou P. master tech

Lou P. master tech

Mercedes Technician

5,503 satisfied customers

15 years master certified 100% fix rate and have access to factory radio codes, wiring, and instructions.

Michael Warfield

Michael Warfield

Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician

3,131 satisfied customers

Mercedes-Benz Master Certified technician

Matt

Matt

Engineer

602 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 23 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

promerc

promerc

mercedes diagnostic technician

553 satisfied customers

Qualified mercedes diagnostic technician & service team manager , ATA registered Master tech

Hipo64

Hipo64

Mercedes Technician

444 satisfied customers

Work and diagnose electronics on daily basis.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mercedes Questions
My mercedes e350 ESP and ABS light came on and its hard to
My mercedes e350 ESP and ABS light came on and its hard to steer at low RPM's … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
I just bought a 2007 SL550 and the transmission is slipping
I just bought a 2007 SL550 and the transmission is slipping out of gear. Turned it off and the problem goes away. It has. 62000 on the clock. Seems there are ideas to change a valve to replace the tra… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
Replaced both Batteries and Battery warning light and
Replaced both Batteries and Battery warning light and workshop light stays on. … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
5,503 satisfied customers
ABS and ASR light came on simultaneously. No brake warning
No brake warning light. Just the ABS and ASR immediately came on together … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
Will not start, srs malfunction, abs ions, cruse control
will not start, srs malfunction, abs ions, cruse control ions, esc inop. turn key nothing happens, all lights and windows work … read more
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
1 satisfied customers
2007 w203 C280 4matic has message on dash ABS ABS, ESP
2007 w203 C280 4matic has message on dash ABS ABS, ESP inoperativeDiagnosis/ Rig test. How do I get rid of this?… read more
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
1 satisfied customers
SRS system malfunction car won't start Abs not available
SRS system malfunction car won't start Abs not available service required … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
5,503 satisfied customers
Mercedes 2007 E550 4Matic W211. EPS/ ABS Inoperable error
mercedes 2007 E550 4Matic W211. EPS/ ABS Inoperable error even after replacing diagnosed bad speed sensor wire.… read more
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
1 satisfied customers
2008 Smart Fortwo. The abs light comes on often along with
2008 Smart Fortwo. The abs light comes on often along with the triangle warning light. It comes on regularly once I go past 60mph. ALSO I am experiencing intermittent noise when I press on the brake. … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
The ABS & ETS lights are on. No speedometer & no MPG meter.
The ABS & ETS lights are on. No speedometer & no MPG meter. Wanted to check the DTC code and the light stays on and get no codes. where do I go from here? … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
5,503 satisfied customers
ABS light is on it says see owers manual. Just ABS light and
It just started today. I dont plan on fixing myself. I thought I could do a reset on it. I just had the front brakes done about a month ago. … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Key will not turn. Car battery and key battery tested and
Key will not turn. Car battery and key battery tested and good. … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
Abs light on with lines behind rear end of car lights. Just
abs light on with lines behind rear end of car lights … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Battery dead can't unlock it. Can't get to the battery as
Battery dead can't unlock it JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before? Customer: Can't get to the battery as the car is locked JA: What is the model/year of … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
5,503 satisfied customers
The ABS light stays on and the cold start injector has no
The ABS light stays on and the cold start injector has no power … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
2003 Mercedes E320 Serious battery drain. Battery is
2003 Mercedes E320 Serious battery drain. Battery is draining within in hours after being fully charged.… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,664 satisfied customers
My ABS and ESP light are on... yes, auxiliary battery need
auxiliary battery need to be replaced? 2008 ML320 CDI … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
After oil change oil light and abs light on, just abs light,
After oil change oil light and abs light on JA: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too? Customer: just abs light JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes? Customer: … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
5,503 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x