COOLANT

  • Tiny
  • c-note48
  • 1997 Mercedes Benz 320e
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • automatic
  • 168,000 miles

Low coolant light came on and now car wont crank-what kind of damage could be present and what kind of $- it is a 97 mercedes E320

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 AT 8:27 AM

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  • BMRFIXIT
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Have to make sure have a good battery and starter is good too
Check if have coolant in cylinders and to do so remove spark plugs
check if have coolant and oil mixed and if so oil will look like very thick milk shake
if have oil and coolant mixed or coolant in the cylinders its a head or headgasket
if not check starting system and pressure check coolant system for leaks

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 AT 12:16 PM
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  • mhpautos
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If you have run out of coolant the engine may be seized, you will have to remove the plugs and try turning the engine over by hand, if it won't turn it will be seized, as for cost, this is to hard to say without knowing the extent of the damage.

Mark (mhpautos)

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