Comments Off on Mercedes Benz w204 C Class Steering Lock Actuator Faulty
Quite often mistaken for a dead vehicle battery, the w204 bodied Mercedes-Benz C-class suffers from a fault that will unfortunately leave you stranded at the best of times.
Quite often we get a phone call from a customer telling us their car won’t start, even after replacing the battery.
While the fault is not as common as the dreaded timing rattle fault, (common on petrol 4 cyl models), it is something we have seen many times over the last 3 – 4 years. The first few times we had forwarded the customer on to dealerships, where our poor customers were charged large amounts of money to replace a part, that should not only have not failed to begin with, but were replacing these steering lock actuator modules with new ones that were exactly the same and not modified to ensure they won’t fail again.
Comments Off on Part II – Mercedes Benz C-class timing chain rattle (W203-W204) C180/C200/C250
With this issue continuing to frustrate unsuspecting Mercedes C Class owners, we thought maybe we should go back to our initial write-up to continue helping those of you who may be suffering.
This time we look closer at the M271.9 “Kompressor” 4 cylinder found in the W203 and early W204 bodied Mercedes Benz C180 and C200. We explain why we believe they fail, how we can repair it for you while saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars and we explain what parts we will replace. You can find out more about the M271.8 ” CGi” turbocharged motor, found in the W204 C200 and C250, in the earlier blog. Follow the link below to read it.
(You can read our first blog here)
Over a year has passed since we last touched on this topic and since then we have carried out these repairs more times than we ever imagined, gaining more quality experience, [...]
Unfortunately we are seeing a common fault amongst the Mercedes-Benz W204 body C200 & C250 engines more often than we’d like to. Being Mercedes-Benz owners and fans ourselves, we hate seeing these beautiful cars having such a major issue.
The problem mainly affects the later version of the M271 variants of these engines fitted to these vehicles, which is the ‘M271.8 – CGi’ (turbo) that is found in W204 body Mercedes-Benz. Though we have seen similar issues in it’s older version ‘M271.9 – Kompressor’ (Supercharged), in which camshaft adjuster teeth wear away and cause damage to the timing components. The earlier Kompressor variant of the M271 was also found in the earlier W203 bodied C180 and C200.
Because this fault has to do with the timing of the engine, it can certainly lead to the engine needing major repairs or in worst case, complete engine failure due to possible valves contacting with pistons. So with [...]