June 2017 Magazines - Page 65

by Loren V. Kiner Hello Loren, I have a 2010 Mercedes. The check engine light keeps coming on. I bought an OBD code reader. Every time the light comes on I read the code and then buy the part. After I replace the part I clear the code. 2 days later the light is back on. I have replaced the mass air flow sensor 4 times for codes P0171 and P0174. Why do they sell these code readers if they do not fix the vehicle? Flustered with the Benz Hello FWTB, I can understand your thirst for knowledge with what is ailing your Mercedes. OBD codes are a standard that car manufacturers follow. They are not always specific and are a mere attempt to point in the direction of the failure. There are Mercedes specific codes that a generic reader cannot provide. Codes do not fix a vehicle. They do however alert you to a problem that exists with your vehicle. Your Mercedes is telling you that it is running lean. A mass air flow sensor Premium Lube, Oil & Filter Full Vehicle Detail is a possibility, but 4 of them? Those 2 codes can set for many reasons. Shampoo carpets & mats, full Includes Sales Tax We would first perform a smoke test. You can purchase a good Alignment Special wash and wax, steam clean smoke machine with the smoke chemical for around $800.00. Or you Includes FREE tire rotation, All factory available adjustments engine, full interior protectant can Bring your vehicle to Imperial Auto and we will diagnose it for up to 5 quarts of Kendall on all cars & light trucks up to 1/2 ton. Reg. price $159.95 $39.95. The diagnostic charge can be applied towards any vehicle Performance GT-1 Synthetic Blend. Lifted & altered suspension vehicles repair. Coupon price $89.95 Most makes & models. Diesels & $19.99 No other discounts can be applied. Must present coupon. Exp. 7/31/17. full synthetics extra. Must present coupon. Exp. 7/31/17. $59.99 addressed on individual basis. Must present coupon. Exp. 7/31/17. Loren