FAQs—Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG
When does my Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG need maintenance? Can I simply bring it to a mechanic to do the job for me?
Thorough maintenance is done best by experienced mechanics, specifically by your dealer's. Other maintenance tasks, though, are practically done by owners. Consider weekly inspection of tire pressure, lights, and signals, for instance, as the pre-flight checks accomplished by pilots before flying their planes. Include in the weekly checkup the condition of the brakes, oil level, coolant, and leaks. You can also do fine with other simple monthly maintenance checks of fluids such as the battery water, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, differential fluid, as well as windshield washer fluid. Touching up chipped paints with spray can perhaps be relatively easy for you as well. However, you have to entrust your mechanic with the servicing needs of more complex parts. Consult your manual for specific maintenance schedule because vehicles require different service intervals.
What happens if the shift linkage of my Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG is damaged or improperly adjusted?
You have to keep in mind that even the slightest error with the linkage can cause the transmission to malfunction. The result would be rapid, extensive, and costly internal damage because this will require a transmission overhaul. This can be prevented, though, if at the onset of the problem, you are able to provide the solution. Logically, you will have to watch out for the signs of the problem, such as delayed shifting, slipping or no drive in one or more gears, rough shifting on lower gears, and transmission overheating. When it shows the signs, have a professional transmission specialist do the adjustment or replacement. Another effective preventative measure to take is regular lubrication of the entire transmission assembly.
Mechanical failure happens because the moving metal parts are already rubbing against each other. The linkage parts also suffer from rusting and abrasion due to lack of lubrication. Visually inspect the system to be able to determine which parts would need lubrication. But before applying the lubricant, remove first the dirt and old grease off the linkage parts.
If the wirings or ground connections of my Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG are faulty, which electrical parts will be affected?
When it comes to faulty wirings and ground connections, impact can reach almost every single electrical device. Oil, charge, and temperature warning lights, for instance, may stay on unless the engine is turned off. The temperature gauge may also indicate overheating, and the fuel gauge may read inaccurately. Many of the exterior and interior lights of your SUV will not work, including the warning light, headlight, high and low beams, and the turn signals. Some of them may work, but intermittently. The brake lights could also stay on even after you took your foot of the pedal. You will also have problem with the electric grid-type defogger, windshield wipers, clock, cigarette lighter, and the horn. If wirings and connections are not given the needed remedy, you will have to deal with frequent bulb and battery replacement as well. Such an extensive problem is best left with a professional car electrician.