Question about Mercedes-Benz ML320

3 Answers

My vehicle has 107,00 miles on it what should I do to tune it up/

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 44 Answers

Depending on the year and make of your vehicle, it varies what you can actually replace on a vehicle nowadays. Assuming you have a gasoline engine, 100K is just the halfway mark nowadays; most vehicles easily make it to 200K with little or no major issues. Older vehicles with distributors would benefit from a distributor cap and ignition rotor replacement, igniton wires, spark plugs, PCV valve, Air filter, breather element, valve adjustment and even decarbonization.

The term "tune-up" is often referred to as what can optimize engine performance. A few people often mistake periodic maintenance services such as fluid changes and tire rotation as part of a "tune-up". Maintenance services usually are performed to "prolong" the vehicle's life; preventive if you may.

Newer vehicles no longer have distributors; rather either a coil pack takes care of igniting the air/fuel mix, or each spark plug could have an individual coil (coil-on-plug) sitting on top of it. Coils are not replaced unless they go bad. Spark plugs made with Platinum or Iridium electrodes usually last 100K. Time to replace them. Always use anti-seize compound on the spark plug threads; your cylinder heads are probably made of aluminum and don't want to damage those threads. Those short "boots" that connect the coil to the spark plug is probably in need of replacing at 100K. Rubber deteriorates over time and worn plug boots will result in a misfire. Have a shop perform a "Run-Rite" 3-step fuel system cleaning to remove carbon and varnish left by gasoline. You'll feel the difference when you have clean injectors and intake valves. Emissions are also lowered dramatically. Finally, this may be debatable, but oxygen sensors may certainly be considered as part of a "tune-up".

How about maintenance services due at 100K? If you still have your owner's manual, you'll probably see the following:

Cabin Air filter replacement
Coolant flush
Transmission fluid and filter replacement
Brake fluid replacement
Power steering fluid replacement
Drivetrain gear oil replacement
Lube suspension/steering linkages (if equipped with grease fittings)
Adjust emergency brake cable (unless self-adjusting)
Lubricate hinges, cables. latches, etc.
Rotate tires (unless front and rear tires are position specific), Re-balance if needed.
Oil and filter change
Wheel alignment (if needed)
Shock absorbers (may be replaced as preventive maintenance)
Fuel filter (if serviceable; i.e. not inside fuel tank)


Posted on Apr 08, 2011

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 693 Answers

Wheel seals and bearing, tranny fluid and filter. Fan belts. Plugs and wires, Rotor bug in distrubotor cap. Rear-end gresse, Most places the brake fluid and power steering fluid. Good luck to you.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,399 Answers

Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. At your mileage, it is time to do a tune up anyway. You are going to want to change your serpentine belts. You will want to change your spark plugs/coils, wires, coil packs, distributor cap. You are going to want to change the transmission fluid and filter. Also, flush your radiator and change the coolant. You will want to purchase a new fuel filter and air filter also. It would be a good time for a new PCV valve to. If you want to balance the front end and tires, I would do it. If not, the tune up should increase engine performance. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
the service is completely free 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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to tune up my toyota tunda


What are you going to tune--- I ask ?

For the last 30 years, the vehicles computer does that

I hope you never went 117,000 on spark plugs or
upstream Oxygen Sensors or any Fluids or you can
pretty much junk it

You change spark plugs every 3 years & all preventative
maintenance is the same on all vehicles, as you have always
done

Always something to do every year some place on any vehicle

Feb 18, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What should a complete tune-up with new hoses cost for a 2005 Buick La Sabre?


No...your BiL is OOHM (out of his mind) if he thinks they're comparable.

A tune-up shouldn't cost more than $200 - but depends on what all is being done.


What all does his 'tune-up' include? What are the hoses for?


Sell the F150 yourself.... even w/high miles it's worth $$. Go to KBB.COM and look up the Private Party value. Probably $5,000+

GL,
TD

Oct 03, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2005 Yukon Denali shakes and jumps a little when idled. I just purchased this Yukon from a GMC dealership 3 weeks ago and it passed both VA and MD inspection. It has 107,000 miles on it. Do you think I...


Yes i would think so.These new vehicles are suppose to go 100,000 miles before it gets a tune-up and yours is there.I would like the sparkplugs are culprit.

Aug 09, 2011 | GMC Denali Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I don't know where the plugs are in my towncar. 4.6 2001. I have a miss in the motor . I have not had it tuned up as they say you can go 100.000 . I have 93,000. Or should I take it to the shop?


No where does it say you can go 100,000 miles on any product

Spark Plugs ---get changed at 60,000 miles & not over 3 years
O2 Sensor--- the front ones only-- get changed at 100,000 miles
Trans & Power Steering Fluids --- get changed on ALL Vehicles
every 30,000 miles NEVER over 3 years ( ever )
Brake Fluid --ALL Vehicles every 2 years

No such thing as a tune- up (spark plugs --only)
Computers have done the tuning since 1980 some 32
model years

Plugs are under the COP Ignition Coils
Remove Coils,then Plugs

Jul 24, 2011 | Lincoln Town Car Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

WHEN TO GET A TUNE UP FOR MY 2006 FORD FOCUS IT HAS 62000 MILES AND I BOUGHT IT WHEN IT HAD 45000 MILES


a vehicle needs to be serviced regularly to keep it in good operational condition, most modern vehicles don't need a tune up as such but should be serviced by a qualified mechanic at the intervals specified by the manufacturer (every 6,000 or 10,000 miles}.....hope this helps......cheers.

Jul 07, 2011 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

I just bought a 2001 F150 SuperCrew 4x4 and it has 192,000 miles. I have not found a problem with it yet but i would like to get tips on what to look for and if these trucks last. Im debating on doing a...


You need to change trans fluid on all vehicles every 30,000 miles or two years.
Same on power steering fluid.
Spark plugs every 50 to 60,000 miles or three years
Brake fluid every year,not more than two


There haven't been Tune-ups in 25 years --everything is done with computer/processors

That is called Preventative Maintainance

Oct 04, 2010 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

1 Answer

Looking for a list of parts that need to be changed out on a 2006 ford five hudred for a tune-up


With the advent of platinum tipped spark plugs and distributorless ignition a tune-up doesn't consist of much. Air filters (engine and cabin if equipped) should be replaced at 30k mile intervals (more frequent if in dusty climates). Spark plugs and PCV valve should be replaced at 100k mile intervals. The fuel filter is built inside the tank and is designed to last the life of the vehicle.

So basically if your at 100k miles you should replace the air filters, pcv valve, spark plugs and wires(if equipped). That is the extent of a "tune-up" now a days.

Sep 04, 2010 | 2006 Ford Five Hundred

1 Answer

When to do a tune up on a 2006 chevrolet silverado


Hello, the spark plugs are good for 100,000 miles on this vehicle. when you get close to 100,000 miles is when you should tune it up

May 20, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

Tune up check list for 59000 miles



Here is the check list. This should also be in your owners manual.

Inspect Brakes and Traction Control
Drive Belt

Fluid - Differential
Inspect front/rear axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Inspect constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. Replace Engine Oil

Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the GM Oil Life System (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Reset the indicator. Never drive the vehicle more than 16 000 km (10,000 miles) without and oil and filter change. The system will not detect dust in the oil. If the vehicle is driven in a dusty area, be sure to change the oil every 5 000 km (3,000 miles) or sooner. Fuel Filter

Oil Filter, Engine

Rotate Tires

Dec 04, 2008 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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

Related Topics:

569 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Michael Contreras
Michael Contreras

Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...