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  1. MB-tex

    W124 estate exhaust back box question

    Thanks for that. My back box blew out today so I will buy the diesel box and fit it - I'll report back. Made a horrible noise when it blew that I thought was something much more serious. But it kept on running so I slowly deduced it wasn't terminal. She lives on. See picture for burst...
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    W124 estate exhaust back box question

    Hi All Will a backbox (A1244918801) for a w124 300TD estate fit a w124 e280 estate? Part numbers are different (A124 491 03 00 for the petrol) They look exactly the same! But will they fit?? And if it does fit, will a diesel silencer have any effect on the petrol motor? Surely not. Its...
  3. MB-tex

    W124/M104 engine issues

    Hi All A quick follow up to my earlier problem and how it was resolved...and some pictures of a recent job I did on the car. So in short, I changed the fuel filter and the plugs and the fault has gone away. The motor is now running super smooth with none of the hesitation that I described...
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    w124 estate e320 1994 knocking from rear/ replacing rear sub frame advise sought

    Yes, the 'why do you keep that old car going' is a common conversation. Only until they ride in it tho! I could have scrapped it so many times but I just decided to replace the part or get it welded and it just keeps on going. I recently bought a tiny and beaten up Citroen C1 for my kids to...
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    w124 estate e320 1994 knocking from rear/ replacing rear sub frame advise sought

    Yes, those parts for the subframe mounts are still (or were) made by MB. They were very expensive though back on 2017 when I bought them. Too expensive and I did haggle them down a bit but they are solid and just do the job. There are separate parts for the actual triangular mount and the lug...
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    w124 estate e320 1994 knocking from rear/ replacing rear sub frame advise sought

    I did this job on my 96 e280 estate 3 or 4 years ago. I bought an old subframe and old hubs and restored them separate from the car. Then after getting the subframe mounts welded with replacements from MB, had the whole lot fitted where the old one was. Only difference was that the subframe...
  7. MB-tex

    W124 electric window

    Thanks 190 Hadn't thought of that. Will have a look at that wiring. Tom
  8. MB-tex

    W124 electric window

    Hi All Help needed... 96 w124 estate rear passenger side window regulator stopped working. Was intermittent but finally stopped in the down position. I checked the switch on the centre console is working by swapping it for another and switch is good. I disconnected glass and chocked it up...
  9. MB-tex

    W124 starting issues...

    Thanks Graeme! That is a great document on the 722 gearbox. The fluid looks ok - it was changed 3 years ago. Yes, I wonder if a full overhaul of the gearbox is necessary. But it is finding someone who knows about these particular subtleties. The auto gearbox centre said their 722 expert had...
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    W124 starting issues...

    Thanks for all the replies and advice. There is a specialised automatic gearbox centre just around the corner from me. Maybe I'll have a word with them though was hoping it was one of those jobs I could do myself! But Optimusprime's words "the part is very hard to remove room is restricted"...
  11. MB-tex

    W124 starting issues...

    Thanks Natacha. I suspect you're right. If you get the chance, could you ask the guys who replaced the switch what the part is? Any further info greatly appreciated. Would like to get to the bottom of this... Tom
  12. MB-tex

    W124 starting issues...

    Hi all w124 estate 2.8, 5 speed, 252000 miles. It has a new starter motor and alternator and the battery is good. Twice recently the car would not start. All dash lights lit but no cranking whatsoever. On both occasions I shifted the gearlever to and fro and then back into park and it...
  13. MB-tex

    W124 estate tailgate locking mechanism

    Graeme Great pdf on the mechanism. Thank you. Good news on the lock. After thorough cleaning and lubricating of the switches and all moving parts I tested it by plugging it in to the connector and testing the latch with the shaft of a screwdriver and the motor started up as it should. Very...
  14. MB-tex

    W124 estate tailgate locking mechanism

    So, have been looking at the thing and have found the switches under the white plastic cover that pops off. See other pics attached. The first is a close up of the switch and the contact plate that rises to activate the switch when the hatch is closed. The second shows both switches and the...
  15. MB-tex

    W124 estate tailgate locking mechanism

    Hi All Someone slammed rear door and the closer stopped working. Door opens and closes fine but the motor has stopped its gripping action so rear hatch rattles over bumps. I have taken it out and have the horrible thing sitting on my table. I am looking to see switches to clean and other...
  16. MB-tex

    w124 brake light switch question.

    Thanks Graeme Nice diagram. Even tells you where the parts are located! The diagram seems to show the brake pedal switch having 3 connections which is confusing. All makes sense though. I will get around to re-connecting that wire and see what happens. Happy Christmas Tom
  17. MB-tex

    w124 brake light switch question.

    Hi All 1996 M104 E280 estate. I just fitted a new indicator stalk to replace the increasingly flaccid original and while reinstalling all the trim above the foot pedals I noticed a broken wire. It has become detached from one of the two connectors that attach to the brake light switch. The...
  18. MB-tex

    Pressing in W124 estate rear bearings & hubs

    I need advice with installing bearings into 124 estate rear hubs. All parts ready on the bench. Do I press in the bearings into the hub carrier then the hub into the installed bearing? This seems the logical way to do it but just wanted to check before I started... The hub carrier is...
  19. MB-tex

    Need to borrow W124 hub bush install tool.

    solved Hi All Managed it with a number of threaded bars, sockets and assorted rings. Tricky job and the bushing is not very sturdy so care needs to be taken. Ended up using the outer tube from the original bushing to use as a press for the last few millimetres. Not easy. The bushings...
  20. MB-tex

    Need to borrow W124 hub bush install tool.

    Hi all Anyone got the tool that presses in the bush in the rear knuckle to which the lower control arm attaches? I need to borrow one quick! I have been pressing in and out lots of bushes recently with mixed results but these look like they are beyond my basic technique and huge old press...
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