Drivetrain

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

A World-Class Preservation Facility for a World-Class Marque

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Why You Need XENTRY

Why You Need XENTRY

Here’s the short answer: So you can perform virtually every diagnostic, service, and programming task that a dealership can perform.

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Using WIS Efficiently

Using WIS Efficiently

While the Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information System may be intimidating at first, stick with it and you’ll find that it’s ALL in there.

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High-Mileage VVT Issues

High-Mileage VVT Issues

The mechanism itself, stretched chains and worn tensioners that sometimes don’t set DTCs, and zeroing in on the problems associated with troubleshooting these systems.

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CAN Bus Review

CAN Bus Review

We’ll go through a brief introduction to CAN, and then focus on what’s most important: troubleshooting.

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Transmission Maintenance

Transmission Maintenance

Maintenance is the key to vehicle reliability, and is the bread-and-butter of the independent workshop. Most vehicle owners know to get their oil changed regularly – witness the growth of quick-lube joints – but what about that automatic transmission?

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Understanding the 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission

Understanding the 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission

Like two sticks? Ingenious technology yields the smooth and efficient 7G-DCT.

June 2016 | By | Reply More
XENTRY Diagnostic System

XENTRY Diagnostic System

Star Tuned explores the latest developments in this exceptional technical resource.

March 2016 | By | Reply More
Shake Down Driveline Vibration

Shake Down Driveline Vibration

While tracking down the source of bad vibes may not make you a lot of money, it sure can make you a hero to your customers.

March 2015 | By | Reply More
Let’s Get Into Gear

Let’s Get Into Gear

Whether it’s the government mandating higher fuel economy standards, or customers demanding greater performance and smooth shifting, Mercedes-Benz has always risen to the challenge. For almost a decade, 7G-Tronic transmissions have been an important part of that response, so they are starting to require service. Here’s what you need to know.

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