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What are the most common problems with a used Mercedes CLK coupe?
The JD Power Survey has reported that the cars suffer from poor build in the interior, so check the trim and dashboard for problems, as replacement parts are expensive. There have also been reports of lots of rattles, small items on the engine needing replacement, and electrical gremlins.
Is CLK 500 a good car?
Overall a great vehicle. I’ve owned this CLK 500 for a few years now. It’s been a great car. Aside from a few normal repairs, it’s been very reliable. Plus for simply touring on the highway, it’s one of the most comfortable and fun cars I’ve ever owned.
What does CLK mean in Mercedes Benz?
Coupe Leicht Kurtz (Mercedes Benz model)
Is it safe to wash Mercedes engine?
From my experience, its perfectly safe to wash the engine as long as you don’t deliberately focus the water in any delicate areas. I tend to start the engine and leave it running for at least 20 minutes after that. The grease/oil spot may be, as you say, some dislodged oil/grease from the washing.
Is the CLK reliable?
CLK 230 Kompressor – great car. This is a great car, reliable, engine is very responsive and fast when needed. It feels and handles like a brand new car.
What is a Mercedes C209?
The C209/A209 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class range of mid-size / compact executive coupes produced between 2002 and 2010. The body styles of the range are: 2-door coupé (C209)
Are CLK good cars?
With the emphasis more on comfort than sport, this Mercedes CLK is a great cruiser, able to cover long distances with ease. There’s plenty of space in the front and two seats in the rear, so the CLK is a spacious four-seater, although rear headroom is restricted for six-footers.
Is the CLK 500 fast?
The CLK 500 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 1 exotic class car. It has worse handling than other exotics, but makes up for it with a high top speed and better acceleration. It is capable of reaching over 200 mph (322 km/h) when fully upgraded, and is also effective in pursuits due to its heavy mass.
Are Mercedes CLK reliable?
The CLK doesn’t feel quite as solid as older-generation Mercedes, and owners have had problems with them. However, there are few serious reliability issues, as long as the car has been properly maintained.
How do you clean a Mercedes-Benz?
When washing the exterior, use a vehicle shampoo, such as Mercedes-Benz Car Shampoo, mixed with water. Washing is best done when it’s cool outside and in shaded area. Before polishing, use Mercedes-Benz Paint Cleaner to get rid of any surface oxidation or stains that did not wash off while shampooing.
How many miles can a Mercedes CLK 320 last?
You want your Mercedes-Benz CLK320 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your CLK320.
Why is the hood latch on my Mercedes stuck?
Your Mercedes-Benz hood latch may get stuck or sticks due to lack of lubrication. That is why it is important to keep the dirt off the hood latch and the hood release cable. The latch can get sticky due to dust, dirt and rust. The cable can also get sticky. There could be several reasons why the hood will not open.
How to get under the hood of a Mercedes Benz?
Depending on the Mercedes-Benz model that you have, you may be able to access the hood release through the grille. Try pushing the release lever using a long screwdriver and open the hood. You will need a flashlight to look under the hood.
What kind of lubricant do you use to unstick a car hood?
While WD-40 works well to unstick parts, it is not a good lubricant that will last. What you need to use is a lithium spray grease like this Liquid Wrench Spray which you will find on Amazon.