Hello, i just bought a mercedes c280 1996 in august and 2 weeks ago, i was driving and ma car loose power and my brake became very ard to push, finally my car stopped. the towing bring my car at ma garage and 1 week later, the car started and since...no problem with my mercedes.
Do you have an idea for this problem?
thank for your attention.
PS: sorry im french :P
If you take it to a shop, they will hook the computer in your car to the computer that they have in their garage and they will read the code of the car that shows the problem and they should be able to tell you the reason. It may be an electrical short that caused your brakes to become very hard to push, and it may have been either a dead battery or a messed up alternator. When they read the code, they should tell you the problem and should be able to fix it. They might be able to reset it temporarily until you can get it fixed so it will not happen again.
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Re: my car stopped sudently.
This sounds like the electric fuel pump has a failure, check the fuel pressure while the car is a no start, this is the way these pumps fail, intermittent no starts are common issue. I have 30 years dealer experience behind me so I am pretty sure the fuel pump is the problem.
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The front calipers are not the problem...did a shop replace the pads and rotors? Or did a friend replace these parts. The Chrysler front pads and rotors are an excellent design...easy to service and replace parts...only 2 bolts hold on each caliper, and the rotor is held in place with the caliper, and wheel. My first thought was a front wheel bearing is grinding, but you should have noticed this before the brake parts change. The pads could be installed backwards also...my second thought was you may have a loose wheel or two...retighten all 5 lug nuts by using the "star" tightening method, you may be surprised that the loose lug nuts are the only problem. Hope this helps.
Hello, The Vibration in the brake pedal was likely the Antilock brake unit starting to work. It works when the 4 wheel sensors detect that the wheels are moving at different speeds from each other. This reduces skidding and pulling from a locked up wheel.
You need to have the Brake pads checked for wear. The rear brakes can have an additional problem because there are 2 sets of brakes in back, the Service brakes and the Emergency brakes. Sometimes the pads come unglued from their mounts and jiggle loosely in their holders.
Your Brake booster is also questionable along with the Master cylinder. This can explain the lack of power assist when you press on the brake pedal. While your problem can be all of these things, if only 1 or 2 are bad, you may not need to buy everything.
There are electric tests available for the ABS unit for Diagnosis. The rest require a manual and visual evaluation. I hope my Solution is very helpful towards fixing your problem.
Intermitten problems are very hard to solve. It could be anything like a short, blowers in the doors, a loose connection, or it could be the after market part you bought. If the blower is shutting off, you have a loose connection or a short. You have to trace the wires for the heating system and see that they are connected tight and also the grounds are tight. You can take the connectors apart and check for corrosion on each one.
Yes quite possible, and we hear a lot of complaints from other owners of various vehicles, having the same problem after battery has been dead, or disconnected especially. What i would recommend, unless one of the other techs on fixya has the remedy, is call the nearest dealer and ask for the service manager or service writers & perhaps they can guide you through the process quickly over the phone. have you VIN# ready when you call him.
here are two switches that are the usual causes of the cruise kicking
out. they are both under the dash. One is the switch for the brake
lamps (stop light switch). the other is for the clutch if you have a
if you follow the brake pedal up under the dash you'll find two
switches at the top of the pedal. (it may be one switch but I think its
two). the top one would be for the cruise control. if the switch is
loose it will cause the cruise control to think you're stepping on the
brake and that will disengage the cruise control
same with the clutch pedal if you have a manual transmission; if the
switch is loose it will indicate you are pushing the clutch pedal in
and cause the cruise to kick out
other than that you'll have to check all of the connectors. If it does
engage then the fuses and actuators should be good and it would be a
loose connector or switch that's kicking it out
also, i assume your speedometer works; if its not then that's your problem as the cruise won't engage under 30 mph