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While the Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information System may be intimidating at first, stick with it and you’ll find that it’s ALL in there.
Passive evolves into active, and the changes keep Mercedes-Benz vehicles ahead of the curve in regard to driving feel and handling prowess. Here’s an overview of electronic suspension, AIRMATIC, Magic Body Control, proper calibration of lane-keeping radar, and collision prevention.
The mechanism itself, stretched chains and worn tensioners that sometimes don’t set DTCs, and zeroing in on the problems associated with troubleshooting these systems.
Bill comes from a background that includes after-sales positions with other European and Asian auto makers as well as an aftermarket supplier of replacement parts for various European marques.
We’ll go through a brief introduction to CAN, and then focus on what’s most important: troubleshooting.
Maintenance is the key to vehicle reliability, and is the bread-and-butter of the independent workshop. Most vehicle owners know to get their oil changed regularly – witness the growth of quick-lube joints – but what about that automatic transmission?
These three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency, and highly-dynamic driving pleasure.
Isn’t this just “bigger hammer” technology? Not anymore. And not if you don’t want comebacks.
Introduced in 2011 with the CLS (218) model, virtually every new Mercedes-Benz model that’s appeared since then has this innovative system. We’ll explain how it works and offer some tips for when something’s not quite right.
The design, operation, and diagnosis of charging systems and battery control modules, and a look at AC ripple and the problems it can cause.
In many instances, reinstalling a component will keep the top on an even keel, while other situations require testing, rerouting, or the installation of new parts.
This focused tour of the Wiring and Function Diagrams, and Function Descriptions found in STAR Wiring and WIS will help you use this resource more effectively.