Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Merc E320cdi 2004 133542miles. The vehicle sucked in water and it stopped after a while it read "needs oil change visit garage" but the vehicle is now misfiring. What could be the problem?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

When you say "the vehicle sucked in water" that was a critical clue. Now I'm not going to assume it ended up in a body of water after some post holiday celebrations, however let it be known that all newer cars use a vast amount of sensors that rely on a given voltage/resistance reading that the car's computer reads and interprets then reports to you or mechanic via code or warning on dash. Take it as factual and have it and all grounds checked along with terminals after servicing if you plan to keep the car. Safety and security items will also be affected if not now, soon.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i check transmission oil auto gear box merc 2001 s320 please thank you

most likely you don't have a dipstick, like mine, SLK 2.3, I asked the garage to dip it with their special multi dipstick, f o c, nice garage, the only other thing I would suggest is get the transmission fluid changed by a garage, silly not having a dipstick if you ask me

Feb 22, 2015 | Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 garaged Mustang w/ only 22,000 miles.The dealer is advising the following services: Change fuel filter. Coolant exchange,pis exchange, and fuel and induction services. Transmission flush. Do...

It depends on the length of time that the vehicle has been not running. The fuel filter I would give a miss. Transmission oil can become contaminated with moisture and if not used for a period of time tends to promote rust in the exposed parts in the transmission. The coolant should be changed every 2 years or checked for % in the water. Generally I would say that if the garage period was less than 3 months then all I would be doing would be charging the battery . If over 12months off the road the a test of the coolant for % and an oil change of the transmission would be about as far as I would go. Remember that the engine oil should be changed every 6 months if run in that period of time to remove water moisture in the oil from the combustion process

Jul 24, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What is the correct oil for a 2004 Merceedes C200K differential? The manual says "refer to Mercedees Dealer" The Merc dealer will not disclose the oil to me, preferring they do the oil top up/change.

go to an auto spares shop and read the oil spec catalogue for your vehicle. Go to a fuel depot and ask them for the recommended oil specs. Read a owners hand book or go on line and type in recommended oil for merc diff c200K. Generally if it is an ordinary diff the an OEP 80/90 oil be ok and if it is a LSD diff then an OEP LSD oil will be ok. I am suspicious of a dealer that will not say what can be found out as general knowledge as they may be using any old oil but loading up the price claiming to be a special merc oil. I have found in business that to be helpful to people generally creates the opportunity to foster a business relationship and after all that is how I keep repeat customers.

Feb 20, 2014 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190

1 Answer

Water in vehicle

After owning many vehicles with the same problem i know the leak is always in the support pillar on either side of the windshield. If you move the chrome trim you will see the holes. Seal the hole and the water problem stops. Silicone to the rescue :)

Nov 28, 2013 | Mercedes-Benz ML320 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Merc c 200 2003 how many liter of engine oil it will take

6 Liters of that precious oil is needed but for 2002 MB C the engine oil capacity is 6.5 liters with oil filter replacement..Need warn winches conquer any challenge without a strain. Visit the site.

Mar 04, 2013 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

My 94 Merc Villager has been overheating and I have no heat coming through heater. I had the system flushed, thermostat changed. Water pump checked okay. Mechanic says engine is the problem and needs...

You have air trapped in the engine and heater system. very common on today's engines. You can try burping it yourself, or go to a shop that can flus your cooling system for $60 and refill using a vacuum system that purges all air by sucking it out. Then you have to keep reservoir full to keep it from sucking air back in. Temp gauge should read on the "A" in normal on the gage.

go here and read files on how to do yourself. it's hard to do.

Jan 11, 2010 | 1998 Mercury Villager

2 Answers

What is wrong? if the service vehicle soon light comes on?

You need to get the oil and filters changed.Then reset the light.You dont have to have a major service. So just ask the garage to do the above.Other wise they will con you into a major service and rip you off.Take care.Good luck.

Aug 04, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

2008 mercedes benz ml63 amg oil consumption problem

Is the merc dealer serviced??, sometimes if you change brands of oils in synthetics >>semi synthetics you will get excess oil useage. City driving will tend to use more oil, but the merc should be able to do its 10,000k betwwen oilchanges.
Anyway, check what oil is being used in both weight example 0-60w, 5w-30 etc and by brand, check that the API oil spec meets what is required for your vehicle example API SM, SJ, SL etc.

Jun 25, 2009 | 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

1 Answer

We need a manual, service center for 2005 smart car cdi

easy things to repair these so dont be scared ,chassis number is in the boot under something but some models vary .you cant do a lot with this vehicle yourself as its all encrypted software ,dealer only so you cant evan change the oil or the brake pads yourself as the immobiliser cuts in but apart from this small issue these are great cars for an urban enviroment and easy parking.with merc technology they last forever.But then all modern cars are going this way with regards to software so in ten years time their will not be any general garages just main dealers

Jan 16, 2009 | Smart fortwo Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides