FAQs—Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG
I'm having trouble when I shift gears. What is causing it?
If you are having trouble when you are shifting gears, t is possible that your transmission is failing. Transmissions fail because of several reasons. The most common reason is you are running low on transmission fluid. If you are running low on fluid, the transmission will not work properly as the transmission fluid is a crucial component in the operation of the transmission system. The fluid must also be replaced at regular service interval for it to be continuously efficient. If your transmission fluid is still good to go, you should try checking the clutch. Sometimes a dirty clutch causes hard shifting as well. This is easy to fix as you only need to clean the clutch. However, if the clutch is already worn out or damaged, you are going to have to replace it. you should prevent the transmission from failing since it is very costly to repair and not to mention time consuming.
My battery charge warning light is on. What is wrong?
If your battery charge warning light comes on and disappears after a few seconds when you have just started your car, it is normal. However, if the light is still illuminated and won't turn off, it means that there is something wrong with your car's charging system. The most common cause of this problem is an alternator failure. If your alternator has failed, your battery will not charge properly. A loose or broken alternator drive belt can also cause the warning light to come on. It may also be due to a slack starter or battery terminal that is causing the problem. You should not ignore this warning light when it is illuminated to avoid future problems. Have it fixed immediately.
I can feel unusual vibrations coming from the driveshaft. What's the matter?
If you can feel unusual vibrations coming from your driveshaft, it could mean that your driveshaft is imbalanced. Just like the tires on your vehicle, driveshafts need weights to keep them balanced, and these weights are usually welded on. Your driveshaft becomes imbalanced if it is bent or dented. If this is the case, the weight will be thrown off-center, which then causes the unusual vibrations. Upon checking the driveshaft, you should always check its phasing, alignment and straightness. These factors are very important in the proper functioning of the driveshaft.
What is causing my engine to misfire?
There are different causes of misfires and the most common of them are worn spark plugs. If your spark plugs are worn, it will not be able to deliver the spark that is needed to start your engine. Faulty spark plug wires can also cause a misfire. After 50,000 miles or so, the ignition wires already have too much internal resistance. If there's too much internal resistance, the spark weakens. Dirty or bad fuel injectors can also cause a misfire. If the fuel injectors are dirty, it will not be able to spray fuel in the combustion chamber, causing the engine to misfire. lean fuel and air mixture is also a cause of misfire.