FAQs—Mercedes Benz E63 AMG
I am driving a Mercedes Benz E63 AMG. The other day, it just had a rough shifting. The vehicle continues to hesitate when started from idle as if there is not enough fuel in the tank. Any idea what is up with the transmission?
A rough shifting is one of the most common warning signs that something is wrong with your automatic transmission. The first thing to check is the transmission fluid. Slipping gears or rough shifting is usually caused by low fluid level. Get your car's dipstick and check the level of your transmission fluid. It should be at the FULL mark; if not, you should refill it. While checking the fluid level, you should also check it for discoloration, particles, or burnt smell. If any of these is present, it is time to change the transmission fluid.
My Mercedes Benz E63 AMG has a somewhat high mileage on it, and I started to notice that there is a squeaking sound coming from the brakes when I step on the brake pads. Is this normal?
Your car's braking system is an important safety component. Any slight issue concerning it should not be taken for granted. That squeaking noise coming from the brakes could be dangerous if you continue to drive your car without checking what the issue is. What you're experiencing is a result of worn brake pads. You might think that your pads are not yet due for a replacement but because of the brake size and material used on some Mercedes, the brakes may start to squeak at around 50% of the wear point. At this point, the brake rotor surface becomes uneven and causes a lip to form at the outer edge. The solution is to have the rotors and the pads replaced.
My E63 AMG is a little over 8 years old. It has accumulated high mileage too. I noticed that the car now has a low ride height. I had a mechanic check it and was told that the problem is due to leaking air springs. Is this really what's going on?
Air leaks are among the common problems encountered in vehicles with air suspensions. However, air springs do not actually leak. The leak may be coming from a fitting or connector. To look for the leak, you can spray soapy water on the connection; if you spot bubbles, then there is the leak. In this case, you might need to replace that fitting. However, in severe conditions, technicians mostly recommend that you replace the entire air springs.
My E63 AMG is equipped with a climate control system. However, just a few days ago, it stopped working. I was freezing inside my car and it's frustrating. What could be the problem with the heater?
One of the most common causes of a lack of heat output from the climate control system is a failed digital heater control valve. This component can only be replaced, not repaired. If you will have a mechanic replace the heater control valve for you, have him inspect other heater hoses as well. Most of the time, they will also be in need of replacement. You might also need to flush the coolant in the system if the control valve is corroded.