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Please Note. Index last updated 03.01.13
1 Index of site content
2 'A'Class,Elegance,160/2002,875 Mango Green. page updated 14.09.12
FAQ (Frequently asked questions New question 21.02.11
4 DIY Service/Checks.
location of various components/service points, Oil, Coolant, Fuel, Brake Fluid, Tyres,
5 Working Around & Under Your Car. Jack, blocks, wedges, safe practice, D.I.Y Ramp.
6 Remote fob/keys, locking features, auto locking feature.
Information Ref New /Replacement keys updated last updated 1.2.2011
6a locking features extracted from owners handbook .
Then read this to get the best from your car's locking system No Owners Handbook . New 9/2/2011
6b Remote fob/keys, Replacing a damaged case on an otherwise working remote key. 21.11.12
7 Main lighting Switch.
Parking, Side, Head, Fog, High visibility
8 Interior lighting & Components.
Replacement of Bulbs. Air Sensor Location.
9 Headlight Assembly & Bulb Replacement Location, Type of bulb etc. type of fittings last updated 12.02 11
10 Bulbs Continued . Indictor Repeater/Wing /Removal.
11 Rear light Assemblies. Bulbs layout. H/L Stop Light. H/Vis brake Light.
Special Note reversing light switch defects
Filler. flap. Emergency. Release. Smells, Filler flexible joint, Filter, Tank, Pump, Sender unit
Fuel filter. New Material /revised.
13 Battery location, Removal, Recharging
14 Battery Compartment, Main Fuse box & Relay location
Battery & Replacement Rating, Fit New Battery
15 Fuse & Relay Allocation'A'160/2002
Note. Fuses vary for different models
15a Manufacturers Allocation Fuses & Relays
16 Air Filter Replacement Air filter housing removal.
Filter Housing Removal/Assembly
17 Ancillary Interior.
Audio, Storage, Carpets, Gig/lighter/Uses, High visibility Clothing.
ESP/ABS, Brake Servo and stop /brake light switch Updated 18/06/07
19 Rear Brake Assembly.
Rear Brake Drum/Shoes, Rear Suspension.
20 Rear Suspension. Rear springs, Procedure
Sub frame, Suspension, shock absorbers, hub, swinging arms.
20a Replace rear Shock absorbers
20b Replace Rear Springs
21 Trailing Arms. Replacement/ Repair/Hub Bearing Replacement.
Detection, Procedures, Part numbers.
22 Bonnet Release Mechanism/Service
Lubrication, switch location
23 Carbon/Pollen Filter (Activated) Replacement, A160/2002
24 Services to 5th Door (Boot-lid)
Rear washer hose, Radio aerial, Vacuum hose, Electrics etc.
Boot Lid Stuck,/ Replace Gas filled boot Lid Support Struts Closed, Boot lock details, removing boot door lining,
26 Front Suspension, ABS
Drop links, Strut/Shock Absorber, Anti-Roll Bar, Drive/Shaft, Track/Rod Ends.
27 F/Brake Pad Inspection/Replacement
fitting shims 4/05 information to service your brakes.
28 Front Brake Calliper Inspection, Repair & Replacement.
Including bleeding of brakes
29 Drop links Replacement.
Part Numbers ,tips, fitting procedure.
30 Replacing Spark plugs, Tips on removing ignition module and cover.. updated 01.03.2011
31 Air Conditioning. Re-gassing
Procedure & Test, Water under car after run?
32 Car breakdown Towing facilities. Trailer & Electrics.
Towing Facilities. Tow Bar. Trailer. Wiring Diagrams.
33 Engine Problems & Enlarged pictures of 'A' Class Engine. Starter location
Diagram's showing 'V' pulley Belt
34 Exhaust System 160/2002.
Complete System Layout.
35 Technical data, Re-set Assyst Technical data Weight and dimensions Page updated 22.04.09
36 Seats, removal, adjustment, arm rests, seat adjuster repair, Seat belts, Warning ref, replacing rear seats. page updated 14.09.12
37 Sensor's various Locations & use
38 Mass Air Flow Sensor Failure
History, cause, cure, cost, remove, repair/ replace options. Information updated 2/1/11
39 SRS(Supplemental Restraint Systems)Seat belts and Air bags Updated 10/2/2011
40 Child safety in your 'A' Class
Windows ,doors, child seats, Child Seats & the Law.
41 Vacuum pump.
Take precautions against water /coolant damage.
42 Windscreen Wipers and washers
Wipers, Wiper motors, S/Wash front & Rear, S/Wash Pump, Reservoir. Replacement Blades Updated 01.01.11
43 Coolant System Drain & Refill
Capacity, protection, Location of valves, Fan Controller
44 Interior illumination of components.
what's lit when
45 Instrument Cluster Bulb replacement.
Procedure face lift. After 1/3/2001 Feb 2006, Link to Pre-Face lift model.
46 SERVICING procedures for change of:- Oil, Air filter, inspection of poly 'V' belt. etc
last updated 1.3.12
47 Service schedule for A160/2002/Petrol.
Sample service sheets added 23/01/07
48 Pre-MOT inspection/checks
New requirements as of January 2012
Steering Column, Steering Rack, Power Steering Pump. Stop that annoying clicking/clonking when you slightly turn the steering wheel to & fro
50 Steering Column, Steering Wheel & Associated Components. Updated 28.08.12
51 Car Alarm, Scorpion
Features, horn/alarm unit, movement sensors, touch keys & advanced information.
52 Paintwork, Damage to small areas
Stone chips minor accidental damage.
53 Electric windows/ Removing Inner Door panels. Replacing faulty Door locks. Replacing defective Door Hinges.
54 Abrasion and damage Electrical Loom. water hoses etc
55 Mirrors external /internal.
assembly replacing glass component parts.
56 Remove, Repair/Replace Side Sill's. colour coding, Removing under-floor pans.
57 Poly 'V' Belt & Timing chain details ,Inspection & replacement. Alternators location type.
58 Manual Clutch Information. last updated 18.09.12
59 Manual Gearbox (716 501) Fluid spec, Change, Reversing switch, loss of 3rd & 5th gears. up dated 6.11.12
59a Fully Automatic gearbox transmission Last updated 13.10.12
59b ACS Auto Clutch-less gearbox /Auto Clutch system transmissions Last updated 14.10.12
59c ACS Auto Clutch-less Conversion to Fully manual transmission posted 25.09.12
60 Items Exterior, Horns (fanfare) location.
Screen Wash Components, Fitting M/Flaps. Polish
61 Heater/Blower/Fan and problems. Replacement of vents
Replace your own blower resister and save £££ page updated 14.09.12
62 Spare Wheel & Tyre Care. Pressure, Wear, Defects, Up dated 07.02.2011
63 Electric windows ,
operation re-setting , isolation
64 'Parktronic' Type Reversing Sensors
installation, function, operation.
65 Buying your used 'A' Class
Retail Private. tips . last updated 24.02 2011
66 Starter Motor
Location , information.
Up dated 29.07.12
66a Starter Motor cut out relay
Location , information.
66b Alternative method of chjanging starter motor
Location , information.
67 Lamella Sliding Roof ( ) CD only
69 Memoscan OBD2 Portable hand Diagnostic Equipment. 10% Discount Available
69a EOBD/OBD2 fault codes/list New 24.5.11
70 Replace Ignition Switch Contacts/Mechanism Updated 28.08.12
71 Combination Switch , operation, repair ,replace. Updated 28.08.12
72 Links to information/modifications to cooling/heating system for extreme winter conditions Pages 73 to 89 are unused
90 Companies offering discounts to readers of this site.
91 Consumables Spray & Shine, Engine Treatment, Fuel System Treatment, Rain-away, No-fog, Screen Wash tablets. 10% discount available.
92 Emergency Battery pack Jump start Facility, Emergency Lighting, Mini Compressor , 12volt socket,
93 Ecotek CB26P Performance Tech.
New with 10% off RRP for my readers
94 'Indic8tor' Speed Management Unit,
95 Links, Useful & interesting
links that could save you hundreds of pounds.
96 Alex's starter motor experience.
tips and information.
98 A170 Diesel fuel injector leaking & sticking problem,
99 User Instructions for lofty's 'A' Class Ignition Module Cover removal tools.
100 Torque Wrench Conversion Table & Settings.
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