Question about 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK
The coolant light comes on and off is it a sensor, the radiator has coolant in it.
I had the same problem with a '96 Ford Taurus SHO. There was a level sensor on the radiator overflow reservoir that failed. I could not locate a replacement anywhere in the country, in dealerships or junk yards. I sold the car shortly thereafter, which is too bad, I dearly loved that car. I would think you would be more lucky if this is your problem. Check the overflow bottle and sensor for a problem and proceed accordingly.
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
alternator not givinging enough power or as they might call it the gernerator is failing replace accordingly
check to make sure your head gasket didnt blow out
by dropping the oil in oil pan if choclate milk looking head gasket gone
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
SOURCE: Radiator coolant
first question is after you changed your hose and refilled while the car was running with the radiator cap locked but loose with the heater on high and set on hot run the car till the thermostat opens shut the car down once it does anti freeze level will drop and air will rise and (extreme caution taken with drain pan below ) start the car use two people run it shut it down let air escape threw cap start again run a couple of minutes shutdown again let cool down take cap off restart car with cap off watch radiator level will somone lightly increases gas peddle refill level to top reinstall cap completely tight then let idle down some vehicles have a small bleeder mounted in the thermostat houseing or in line with the radiator circulation system
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
The check engine light comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the cause, the vehicle will need to be taken to AutoZone or a shop that has an OBD2 scanner, or for 1995 and earlier models, an OBD1 scanner, While a scanner will not give you the magic answer, it will give you a code that narrows down the problem area.
A flashing check engine light is an indication of a severe misfire or problem that is likely to harm your engine. Immediate diagnosis and service is needed.
Some specific causes for the light to be on are:
Gas cap left off, not tightened, not installed correctly, or needs to be replaced
Engine misfire - error might clear itself after 3 complete warm-up cycles; not restarts, but warm-ups
At start up for a bulb check - Should not stay on
Problem in the emission system, including clogged exhaust or the catalytic converter not functioning properly
Dirty/clogged air filter
Dirty MAF sensor
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
It could be either the left front fuse and relay box,left front sam or the engine control module. Basically it's in a safety mode right now because the engine control module is not getting the coolant temp. The early clk's had this problem when they came out with the new body style. Was a common problem for awhile.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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