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How to disassemble the Mercedes 5-speed automatic shifter mechanism

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 2 years ago
The same shifter mechanism is found in late-model W202 C-Class and some other models, possibly W163 M-Class and W124 E-Class. The symptoms of a fault with these shifter mechanisms is that the...
johna posted a reply 2 years ago 1

How (not?) to replace transmission shifter bushing on a Mercedes W202 C-Class

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 2 years ago
Our year 2000 C200T (wagon) with 722.6 5-speed transmission was having trouble starting. After much frustration, I started suspecting the gear position switch was the cause, as when it wouldn't...
test111 posted a reply 3 years ago 2

Water pump replacement

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 3 years ago 1
I have noticed for quite a while that our C200T has been making quite a bit of noise, particularly at startup. It seemed exceptionally bad when I last drove the car so I thought it was time to...
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Abnormal road noise solved on my 1998 BMW E36 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 4 years ago
For several years I've had a strange knocking type noise coming from my car. I've tried to solve it myself, and replaced several parts. I've also sought expert help on a couple of occasions but...
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Radiator replacement

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 5 years ago
I noticed the other day that my radiator expansion tank was empty so filled it up and the next time I drove the car it was empty again. I had a look for leaks and found a trail of coolant under...
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Cylinder head cover gasket replacement

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 5 years ago
There was oil around the exhaust side of the cylinder head cover gasket and also in one of the spark plug tubes so time to replace this gasket. I last did one of these on my first E30 318is and...
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Instrument cluster repair

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 5 years ago
The digital displays on our Mercedes have been getting worse over time and were at the point where you couldn't see the time or the outside temperature, and it was difficult to see the mileage....
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How to fix BMW E36 squeaking and grinding steering wheel

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 8 years ago
If you hear a squeaking noise coming from behind your 1991 to 1998 BMW 3 series steering wheel, or possibly the steering doesn't feel so smooth and maybe binds every now and then, then there's...
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Repair of BMW ABS+ASC controller 34511164897

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 9 years ago
The ABS+ASC warning light has been stuck on in my 1998 318is coupe since I bought it. When I checked the fault codes the error was a fault with the pump unit. I have looked into this problem a...
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Front control arm bushing replacement for my E36 BMW 318is coupe

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 9 years ago
Last time I had a wheel alignment done the mechanic told me that my front lower control arm bushings were worn out and were in need of replacement. The ball joints and control arms themselves were...
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Fuel gauge problem for my BMW 318is E36 coupe

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 9 years ago
My fuel gauge in my 1998 BMW 318is coupe stopped working the other day. My first thoughts were to check the sender which I believed was on the left side of the car, underneath the rear seat. I...
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Battery drain problem on my 1998 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 9 years ago
The other night I noticed an unusual whirring noise from the engine area on my 1998 BMW 318is coupe. I assume it was one of my idler pulley wheels which I have previously noticed as being noisy and...
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Common problem with M50 vacuum connector

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 10 years ago
There's a common problem with the BMW M50 engines as fitted to the E36 320i and 325i, and the E34 520i and 525i. On the intake manifold there is a air pipe connection that over time can come...
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BMW E36 instrument cluster intermittently stops working

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 11 years ago
The instruments in my 1991 E36 BMW 325i intermittently stop working. Usually it happens when I operate some electrical equipment like the wipers or press the brake pedal and activate the brake light...
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Replaced the roof lining on my E36 325i

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 11 years ago
The parts car I just purchased had a good roof lining. It had been retrimmed at some point and was still in good condition, but a little dirty. I took it out, gave it a good clean and fitted it...
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BMW E36 318is Starting problem solved

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 13 years ago
I have been having a problem with my 1994 318is with M42 engine. Intermittently, if the car is hot, it won't start. All the lights come on, but there is no turning of the starter motor at all....
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BMW E36 Coupe Headliner Replacement

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 14 years ago
This was my project this weekend: to replace the headliner on my E36 coupe (no sunroof). For this project I had the book "101 Performance Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000", a can of...
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