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With the advent of the computer, electronics have exploded in every aspect of our lives, and the automobile is no different. Regardless of how sophisticated and productive, all M-B electronics still rely on basic wiring connections. It’s our job to keep all those connections clean, tight, and moisture-free to make everything in the electronics chain work the way it should.
Many advanced steering, stability control, and propulsion technologies in the front-drive CLA depend upon precise suspension geometry for proper vehicle operation. Here are some front wheel drive suspension basics for collision repairers who will be working on this history-making model.
Big news from Mercedes-Benz! Not only front wheel drive and MacPherson struts, but also a host of other departures that prove the superiority of the company’s forward-thinking engineering.
Unstable fossil-fuel markets, customer environmental awareness, and government regulations have all contributed to automobile manufacturers searching for the silver bullet for mpg. Mercedes-Benz has looked to its long diesel engine history, and added a huge dose of new technology.
In order to maintain emissions compliance, Mercedes-Benz engineers have to control the temperature range the engine will operate in and develop engine management parameters within this range. This may sound simple enough, but how do you accomplish this when the car might sit for an hour of traffic on a hot summer day, or cruise at highway speeds in the dead of winter?
Where safety is concerned, what’s more important than brakes? And now, of course, lots of sophisticated electronics are involved in stopping a vehicle. We need to keep up to speed on the systems that help cars slow down, yet not lose sight of the basics.
Working with this light metal in collision repair isn’t really more difficult than working with steel. It’s just different. Learn how to deal with those differences in a professional manner and you’l be ready when an aluminum-intensive Mercedes-Benz rolls into your shop.
Using a sophisticated self-diagnostic system makes your life a lot easier provided you know the exact options and systems the car actually has. That’s where XENTRY comes in.
Whether it’s the government mandating higher fuel economy standards, or customers demanding greater performance and smooth shifting, Mercedes-Benz has always risen to the challenge. For almost a decade, 7G-Tronic transmissions have been an important part of that response, so they are starting to require service. Here’s what you need to know.
If collision repair of old was concerned with appearance, it is today far more about critical safety and reliability requirements. There is a vast amount of information available in WIS to help you straighten or replace, weld, bond, rivet, or otherwise fasten components back together in a manner that meets critical strength, durability, and safety requirements.
There are many different antifreeze formulations out there in the wild and wooly real world, but for the Mercedes-Benz service specialist who cares about his customers there’s only one real choice.
Why CAN systems were adopted, High and Low, what a scan tool or scope can tell you, differentiating a bad module from a poor connection, and proper wiring/connector repairs.