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    Diesel Software Update

    There is a known fault about the nox sensor wiring chaffing on the rear of the gearbox on Ml’s, that would bring up a nox fault but the problem is that you still can do an update, maybe not needed yet, but when a sensor fails it sounds like you’ll be in for a pair.
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    Diesel Software Update

    The dealer should contact Mercedes to see if the sensors could be changed under goodwill. We used to get loads changed under goodwill but that door has been closed and goodwill is harder to get.
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    Diesel Software Update

    Unfortunately the Star system knows what sensors are fitted to the car, if they are the old type, it will not allow the update to proceed as the old sensors are not compatible. Sometimes you have to change the cars data card to have 30o code too.
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    Diesel Software Update

    I suspect it requires the newer Nox sensors BEFORE an update can be carried out.
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    Help - Photos attached

    Yes complete unit, it comes without the control units so keep the light dry as the units are at the very bottom of light and water toasts them adding another £300 to your Bill. Will need recoding too
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    EQC Battery Rang really bad or is it me!

    Haha and yes I’m a Mercedes independent.
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    Can any one help with this issue

    If a customer pays for a diagnosis, they will get the print out. Regular customers do not have to pay for diagnostics, this is to deter other garages who haven’t invested in Star machines getting a free diagnosis. We don’t have to sell our services, an initial diagnosis print out and the...
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    Can any one help with this issue

    Never seen pad wear trip an abs sensor fault in 25 years of working on mercs and yes we do give out the Star test print out when it’s paid for.
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    Can any one help with this issue

    Thanks, although 75% of the cars we see that are told they require brakes after a “free” Mercedes inspection don’t.
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    Can any one help with this issue

    I would have gone with the first garage, very common fault and second garage just had you fro brake pads without diagnosing the fault. Brake wear will not cause an abs fault. Why didn’t you trust the first diagnosis? as the second one has replaced parts that have nothing to do with original fault.
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    How much will the Mercedes Benz free inspection cost me ?

    Should be nothing, just refuse to do the work suggested. We have seen many cars with a massive list of which hardly any is required.
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    EQC Battery Rang really bad or is it me!

    I’m just a small mb indie and we have seen a few hybrids with low battery life faults. I know it makes sense to lease an EV but where do they end up after the initial 3 year lease?
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    124 ignition barrel / tumbler removal (key won't turn)

    The release “holes” can only work when the key is turned to position 1. That goes for all the ign theft locks. Keep trying to wiggle key, the tumbler section of barrel snaps and moves away from inserted key, so it thinks wrong key is inserted.
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    Wobbly hand brake shoes w211

    Ok that pic is of the operating quadrant and clearly shows it operated in the on position. Follow the cable to the centre of car, above rear prop, I think there’s a toothed snail cam that needs to be turned to slacken the cables and the quadrants released.
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    Wobbly hand brake shoes w211

    The spring retainers will allow the shoes to move, if the adjuster is slackened right off, and the disc still doesn’t fit, you may need to reset (assembly position ) the self adjusting cable mechanism, adjust the shoes to disc and then release mechanism.
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    Shock absorbers replaced w211 sitting higher

    Some 211 shocks have an adjustable ring under the lower spring mount but you need to dismantle again to see.
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    ????

    I think your talking about the air matric pump which is mounted on springs and the filter/pipe is the air intake filter. Cut pipe and rejoin.
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    Mechanic topped up screenwash with straight water?

    Just squirt a bit out and put your chosen screenwash in, not a big problem.
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    Mechanic topped up screenwash with straight water?

    As an indie who see’s a simple fix warning light, say a side light or washer level light lit, I think it would be rude not to top up or fit a bulb but now if you do top up the screenwash your in the wrong???
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    M271 timing gear preventative maintenance

    That kit is fraction of the cost of the same parts from Mercedes, having been caught by a cheap chain from a well known aftermarket supplier, it not worth the risk.
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