1996 Mercedes Benz 320e Gas tank filler hose

Tiny
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  • 1996 MERCEDES BENZ 320E
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I drove away with the gas nozzle in still in my tank filler hose. Now my car leaks gas. I think I need to replace the filler tube.

I can't find a free manual or a manual at the library and I don't have the money to buy one at the moment.

I need guidance on what the problem could be and help determining if I could fix this myself or if I need to raise money for a mechanic to fix it. Manual pages would be ideal.

I'd donate more if I had more right now. Sorry!
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 11:15 AM

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Tiny
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Hello -

Okay - most of the things on the MB need special tools to repair. So you will have to look at is really good to see if one of your tools can work or if you have to purchase one.

Also, I would check with the dealer to see the cost......just for an estimate. You may have enough.

Here is the info on the replacement...........hope that helps...........

MAINTENANCE
CHECKING THE NOZZLE GASKET IN THE TANK FILLER NECK FOR DAMAGE AND REPLACING IT - AP47.10-P-4751A
MODEL 129, 170, 210, 220 with CODE (491) U.S. version

Model 210 illustrated

Fig. 88: Identifying Nozzle Gasket And Guide Sleeve (Model 210)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_88_1.jpg



Remove/Install

Risk of explosion caused by ignition of flammable products, risk of poisoning caused by inhaling fuel vapors or swallowing fuel as well as risk of injury to skin and eyes exposed to fuel.

No fire, sparks, open flames or smoking.
Pour fuels only into suitable and appropriately marked containers.
Wear protective clothing when handling fuel.

Replace the nozzle gasket (80/20)

If the lip of the nozzle (80/20)is damaged.

Release the guide sleeve (80/21) using pliers and take it out.

Guide sleeve (80/21) with index (4) in model 129, 170, 210 up to September 98

Guide sleeve (80/21) with index (5) in model 220 Sept. to December 98 and in model 129, 170, 210 Oct. to December 98

Guide sleeve (80/21) with index (6) in model 129, 170, 210 and 220 as of January 99

Guide sleeve modified Model 129, 170, 210

Install in the reverse order
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 12:26 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_recall_6.jpg



Also, I fogot to put a pic of the special tool pliers they were using.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_89_1.png

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for replying so quickly. Is it likely that the nozzle gasket and guide sleeve are the only problem? I can't find a picture of the tank anywhere on the web. Do you have a diagram of the whole tank? I'm trying to figure out if the filler tube is likely damaged too.

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

This is the best we have on the tank. Not sure which model you have, 210/220 or 210.2 or the 210.0 so I gave you all three.

210/220


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1_189.jpg



210.2


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_2_125.jpg



210.0


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_3_89.jpg

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 11:32 PM

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