just had the clk serviced - a few problems!

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  1. NICKYB

    NICKYB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    hi, i just had the 230k clk (2000 plate) serviced,
    the below points were noted for attention:-

    front wheel bearing freeplay
    both front lower ball joints freeplay
    steering drag link freeplay
    steering idler worn
    steering damper inoperative

    transmition service recomended;-
    transmition cooler pipe corroded
    transmition multipin plug leaking

    rear brake flexi hoses starting to crack.

    obviously i want to get the above sorted, i dont think i can book it in to get it all done at once because of the cost to do so.

    would anyone be able to estimate the costs for the above work, also what would be the points to get sorted first - i would have thought the transmition would be one of the main issues!

    any feedback welcome - thanks all.
     
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    It really depends on how worn these components listed are?? All the steering components/ brake flexibles should have been tested for safety during the MOT TEST. Was this service done at a MB dealer or independent? Maybe worth a second opinion?
     
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    NICKYB

    NICKYB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It flew the MOT 4 months ago, The points were just advisory observations:-
    I had the service done at a mercedes specialist.

    The service cost £203.00 all in, would it not be cheaper to get the steering / brake pipes replaced? or would this cost more than £200?

    thanks
     
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    The parts don't cost too much with suspension work its the labour. e.g the steering damper is about £30 and held on with 2 bolts-an easy fix but the labour will be as much as the part. The one item I would prioritise are the lower front ball joints which are a safety critical component. If one fails the front suspension collapses. The only way to find out the price is to ask the garage to cost out all the jobs individually-parts and labour. I think you would be looking at £200-£300 for the suspension work but depends on your garages labour rates?
     
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    NICKYB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    thanks Grober, sounds to me like this bill is going to be quite a large one....
     
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    NICKYB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    just had a quote of £470.07 for the full list ex VAT......is this expensive or reasonable?
     
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    Ask how much for cash... ;)

    Seriously, that doesn't sound too bad.

    You may as well get the MAF, the brake light switch and the crank sensor changed while you're at it, they'll be next. Oh, and maybe the door check strap. :) ;)
     
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    If it includes the tranmission overhall including an oil+filter change sounds about right.
     
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    cheers lads, its nice to know your not getting ripped off....£470 for that work on a merc dont seem so bad i supose. then again im tight haha
     
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    Is that at retail or is it discounted? Because i dont know about your local dealer but we offer discounts to drivers of cars over 3 years old 10%(exclusiv3) and a further discount for cars over 6 years old 15% off parts and labour. To try and keep customer loyalty after the warranty period.
    It'd be worth asking about this at your local dealer and you might get it cheaper.
     
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    no, its at a mercedes specialist not dealer...may be worth a quote though.... cheers!
     
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    The thing that would worry me the most would be the leak on the multi pin plug on your transmission....cheap to fix and if you catch it now you avoid oil travelling up the cable and wrecking your autobox ECU...common problem
     
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    Thanks Vlad.....i'll get this sorted ASAP......
     

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