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Monthly Archives: August 2018

SYMPTOMS OF ALUMINUM FUSE FAILURE IN MERCEDES

SYMPTOMS OF ALUMINUM FUSE FAILURE IN MERCEDES

Mercedes-Benz has a reputation for being a designer of cars with elegance and style. They are cars that drive down the interstate as if it were a fashion show runway. With their sleekness and power, you would expect them to be an indestructible kind of vehicle, outside collisions of course. Unfortunately, Mercedes-Benz cars have their own faults, just like the rest of us, and the older models especially often have problems with their fuses. REASONS FOR FUSE FAILURE Why do they have problems with their fuses? Their aluminum fuses suffer from three factors that cause them to break down: DESIGN PROBLEMS The first problem is how they initially were designed, and they are essentially elemental in nature. It is a fact that when you have dissimilar metals touching one another, conducting electricity, and you add heat and environmental moisture over time, you will get corrosion. Aluminum matched with copper in your Mercedes-Be ... read more

IS THERE A CASE OF IGNITION LOCK FAILURE IN YOUR PORSCHE?

IS THERE A CASE OF IGNITION LOCK FAILURE IN YOUR PORSCHE?

THE IGNITION LOCK ASSEMBLY: IT’S FORM AND FUNCTION The ignition lock assembly is something you see and use everyday in your Porsche, but likely don’t think about its function or form usually. Located on the right side of the steering wheel, the ignition lock is the mechanism that you put the car key into and turn to start the car or power the car, depending on the setting the key is turned to. The ignition lock assembly is a seemingly basic component of your Porsche, but in fact it performs a very important function—without which we would run into difficulty even starting the car. Newer car designs commonly come stock with a push-button start ignition, which operates somewhat differently than traditional ignition lock assemblies. However, ignition lock assemblies are still in use today, and still cause Porsche driver issues later down the line. One part of the ignition lock assembly t ... read more

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