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Hi, I need to change the cam sensor and the crank sensor on my Mercedes-Benz Vito. Could anyone tell me where they are on the engine please? Thanks. (Lwb cdi)
Could it be your DPF? - Rich from England
Submitted: 22/11/2013 09:56:14 | ID: 23368
Hi. My Mercedes-Benz Vito has a noise coming from the fuse box after puting into ignition and switching it off without starting. The fan from the fuse box continues to run for long periods and at other times when switching off it goes off right away. Also when putting the radio on and keeping the volume at zero there is a noise coming from the backgrond which is continuing. Can anyone help me with what could be causing the problem? Thanks.
Submitted: 21/11/2013 12:24:48 | ID: 23324
I fitted a new air conditioner compressor to my Mercedes-Benz Vito but it takes a while before it starts cooling and sometime doesn’t come on at all. What could be wrong?
Submitted: 18/11/2013 12:22:18 | ID: 23199
I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 108d 2001 model and hope you can help me. When the temperature gauge gets to 90 degrees you turn the heater on and it will blow cold air. Then the thermostat will open and it will blow hot air. Then the thermostat will close and it will blow cold air again. It does this all of the time. Could anybody tell me why? Regards.
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:25:21 | ID: 23154
My Mercedes-Benz Vito`s engine light is on and it won`t rev over 3500 rpm in gear, lacking power. Fault codes are for turbo wastegate solenoid and EGR circuit, but I can`t locate the EGR. Fuse 10 in the main fuse box keeps blowing if I replace it. It seems fine for a few days but then goes again. Any ideas? (109 cdi)
Submitted: 14/11/2013 14:50:46 | ID: 23069
The heating in the cabin of my Mercedes-Benz Vito only comes through hot at 3,000 rpm. I`ve checked the head gasket, water pump and made sure the belt is the right way round. Any other suggestions? Thank you. (112)
Submitted: 12/11/2013 11:23:44 | ID: 22971
My Mercedes-Benz Vito 112 cdi doesn’t want to start since I’ve changed the turbo. What`s wrong?
Have you changed the ck censor and the glow plug control unit? Tash from South Africa
Submitted: 07/11/2013 14:42:14 | ID: 22830
Hi. I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 112 cdi. When I tow a car trailor up a hill my Vito cuts out. If I turn the ignition off and on again and wait for a few seconds .I can start it again and it`s then fine for a while till the next hill I take. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? (112 cdi)
Please kindly check the pressure valve on the common rail close to the end of the wiper, grey in color with two bolts screwed in - Ebenezer Tandoh from Ghana
Submitted: 01/11/2013 15:19:57 | ID: 22596
My Mercedes-Benz Vito`s door indicator light is on the dash showing that the door is open when it`s not and the passenger front door will not lock. I`ve changed the lock latch but still have the same problem. What should I do?
Submitted: 22/10/2013 09:01:04 | ID: 22004
Where is the camshaft sersor located on the engine of my Mercedes-Benz Vito?
Remove the top plastic cover directly on top of the cyclinder head. - Jerry Dhaver from South Africa
Submitted: 21/10/2013 12:39:54 | ID: 21957
Hi. I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito and I can`t open the doors, no power at the battery and no steel key. How can I open the doors? (115 cdi 4x4)
Submitted: 17/10/2013 15:42:27 | ID: 21886
My Mercedes-Benz Vito van wiil not start when hot or when it`s been running for an hour but will start when cold. Does anyone know why?
Submitted: 17/10/2013 14:55:23 | ID: 21869
I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 109 cdi 2008. The left side indicators are not working. The hazards work, as do those on the right side. All bulbs flash when the hazards are on so it`s not a bulb problem. Mysteriously the left side started working again for a brief period but then stopped working again. Any suggestions? (109cdi)
Submitted: 03/10/2013 09:52:33 | ID: 21517
I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito and the esp, oil, airfilter and engine management warning lights keep coming on, then after a while they go off. My local garage has analysed the codes and cleaned the relevant sensors. All was okay for 5 days but now they`re back on and today I lost the use of the accelerator until I restarted the engine. Any ideas anyone? (Vito 115 cdi 2008)
Submitted: 02/09/2013 14:11:19 | ID: 20689
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Hi guys. I’ve got a 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vito Crewbus 115 cdi 2.2 Turbo Diesel. It`s an auto and a lovely vehicle but as soon as I put my foot down on the pedal and she goes into overdrive/kickdown, she goes into "limp" mode and the engine light comes on. Powerloss is huge and to reset her back to normal means switching her off and then restarting the engine. I was told by the dealership`s technicians that the diagnosed fault is the EGR valve that needs replacing. Is this correct? I just don’t want to be taken for a ride? (115 cdi)
Hi Mohsin. I just got the same problem up here in Greenland with my Vito 115 cdi 2,2 turbo, Thought it was the turbo, but now I can’t open the doors as there is no power in the car. - Hans Lynge from Greenland
Submitted: 22/08/2013 14:40:04 | ID: 20470
Hi, after I drive my Mercedes-Benz Vito van and switch off the engine there is a noise in the driver`s cab like a fan running. This goes on for about 20 minutes. Is this okay? I had it in at the Mercedes-Benz dealer and they said it was the blower fan, but even with the blower switch in the off postion the noise is still there. Can anybody suggest what it could be please? (109 CDI)
I have a 2007 Vito that does that, it’s nothing to worry about. - Rup kirkman from England
Think the electronics box has a fan in it. Take the cover off and listen, then stop worrying - Dennis Young from England
It is the cooling fan for the SAM module and it is normal. - Chris Swart from Australia
Submitted: 18/06/2013 14:20:07 | ID: 19738
My 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vito has a brake issue. The brakes will lock up under hard braking and there are 3 warning lights illuminated on the dash when I switch on - the ABS, SRS and ASR. What is wrong with it please? (111 CDI)
Hi, I just picked my car up from the mechanics and he seems to think its an alternator needing to be replaced. - James Walker from Australia
Submitted: 18/06/2013 10:31:23 | ID: 19717
Mercedes-Benz Vito: Hi, when driving at any speed accelarating heavy is causing engine management light showing and engine still running but making loud funny kind of noise if switch it off and start again everything runs fine. Thanks.
Submitted: 31/05/2013 08:35:06 | ID: 19523
Hi, I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 112 cdi Westfalia Marco Polo. When I have been driving for a while a loud alarm will start beeping all of a sudden from the dash. No dash lights come on, just a loud beeping alarm noise. When it starts I pull over and turn off the engine. When I start it up again the alarm has stopped but will start up again later on while driving. Does anyone know what this alarm could be?
Submitted: 15/05/2013 12:12:13 | ID: 19367
I have a 2007 Mercedes-Benz Vito 115 cdi and I need to replace my power steering oil and steering rack oil. Please can anybody advise the oil specification/type that should be used? Thank you. (Crew Cab)
Submitted: 09/05/2013 11:35:51 | ID: 19296
We just love our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vito - we sit high, ride comfortable and in a spacious environment. We have speed and power to pull our caravan. Our problem is riding a bumpy, dirt road - the car rattles and shakes and we have to slow down to a snail’s pace. Please can anyone advise what we can do to create a more comfortable bumpy road drive - eg. weight, tyre pressure etc.?All advice will be sincerely welcome as we don’t want to swap our Vito for anything. Thank you.
Submitted: 03/05/2013 15:30:41 | ID: 19248
Hello. My 2003 Mercedes-Benz Vito 112 CDI lost power while cruising at 110 kph today. It idles, revs fine in neutral, with no smoke of any concern, it just won’t give me any power when under load or high speed cruising. Does anyone have any ideas? (112 CDI)
Hi Robert, I do not know if this will fix your problem but I had a loss of power after getting the auto trans rebuilt on our 112cdi. Symptoms seem similar to yours. Have a look around the windscreen wiper area on the driver side under the bonnet. There is a preasure switch and we noticed that a vacuum line or similar had come off. The rubber had deteriorated over the years. Check if this has happened to yours - Karl Engels from Australia
Hi did you go with this problem?.. I did a thousand miles van no problem 112 CD, will rev fine no smoke in neutral, when try to accelerate, revs so high then stops?... Any ideas?.. Phill Anderson from England
Submitted: 28/03/2013 14:04:54 | ID: 18737
Hi, my Mercedes-Benz Vito is in limp mode and will only go approx 3000 revs.. Everything that could be causing the problem has been fixed or is new. The diagnostics can`t get into the van`s computer for some reason. It`s driving me mad and has cost more than £500 up to now.. Also my EDC red light is on as well as the glow plug light, yet I`ve had 4 new glow plugs installed. Can anyone help please? (2151 CC)
I think your computer is faulty. Is it an automatic? - Dave Weller from Australia
It’s the fuel pump mate, the little seals in there need replacing. Common on these edc ... Low fuel pressure - Dave Johnson from England
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Submitted: 25/03/2013 09:14:18 | ID: 18663
My Mercedes-Benz Vito dos not start if the battery voltage is below 14 Volts. At 13.9 Volts, when I switch on the ignition, all dashboard lights come on to do the "self test". When they go out the Anti-Skid, Low Oil and Over Temp lights remain on, even if it is the first start of the day. At this point the engine does not crank when the key is turned to "Start". If I tow the vehicle it starts as soon as the alternator brings the voltage up past 14 Volts. If I charge the battery for 10 minutes these warning lights go off and it also starts. I thought it might be a dead cell in the battery and replaced the battery, but still no luck. Jump-starting also does not work, as the voltage remains below 14 Volts. What can I do next to solve this problem? (115 cdi)
Try another key. - Jerry Dhaver from South Africa
I had a similar problem with my 2004 Vito, which gave me trouble for more than a year. I took it to MB, they wanted to change the computer, ignition, instrument cluster and steering lock. An auto electrician in Alberton had it for one day an sorted the problem; the cost was not even 10% of MB quote! - Gert from South Africa
Submitted: 21/03/2013 12:23:09 | ID: 18627
My Mercedes-Benz Vito was registered in 2000. This week I received a fine for £250 for driving through a low emissions zone in London. I am a Bristol resident and was unaware that they have changed the law - making the Vito no longer allowed in. On the website it states 3.5tonnes and over, the Vito is 2.7. I’ve been fined on the basis that it is older than 2002 (I think). Can anyone please tell me what the 2002 Vito has that my 2000 hasn`t? I guess they have been fitted with something as standard-is this correct or do I have reason to contest this fine? (110 CDI)
Sorry to hear about your fine - I too was completly unaware of this latest Boris Tax - looking at their website you should have paid the daily charge which is only £100 so I would appeal it. In answer to your question about a 2002 Vito the answer is simply different emissions - John Horley from Durham
Hi mate mb vito 638 from 1999 to 2004 got same engine but Boris don’t understand the difference. For the emissions you can appeal for the ticket, if is first time you need to get only warning later - Benz Specialist k from England
Submitted: 19/02/2013 09:46:26 | ID: 18121
My Mercedes-Benz Vito`s external air ventilation intake housing is not the correct shape, cannot seal the engine fumes. The ventilation fan blows air out into the air intake flues under the bonnet. Has anybody else had this problem?
Submitted: 12/02/2013 11:50:35 | ID: 17978
I have a Mercedes Benz Vito 115 Cdi which does not start. As I turn the ignition to start all the lights on the dash extinguish. Sometimes it doesn’t unlock or lock the steering wheel as I insert or remove the key from the ignition. Please can anyone help me with what the problem might be?
Submitted: 21/01/2013 16:09:14 | ID: 17513
I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 sport which takes about 45 - 60 minutes to warm up in the cold weather. It’s under warranty so I called the dealer and they told me it`s normal. Am I being fobbed off or is there a problem? Thanks. (116 cdi)
By the sounds of it, you need new glow plugs-does the warning light come up on the dash? I am no expert, but my Vito takes about a minute at most - Jenna Graves from England
It sounds like the engine starts up ok so I doubt that it would be glow plugs. As you say takes long time to warm up I am presuming it is the thermostat whis is open all or most of the time. If this is the case you would see the temperature gauge at a much lower temperature reading than the aprox 90-100 temp range - Karl Engels from Australia
Submitted: 21/01/2013 14:56:12 | ID: 17498
I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 115 CDI Excessive with black smoke and limp mode active. Can this be the turbo? How do you remove it and any tips or tricks please? Regards.
Not sure what you mean by limp mode, but my 115 had turbo issues. While driving about 100kph the engine light came on and I felt the loss of power. Turns out it would not rev over 2500rpm. On board computer said there was a drop in pressure so tightened the turbo bolts and was good to go. The trick to clear it (when we had no star diagnostic) was to turn ignition on two clicks (dash lights), press the clutch, release clutch, then turn ignition off. I pull the key then start again normally and I’m back to full revs - Grant from South Africa
Submitted: 14/01/2013 10:27:22 | ID: 17269
I turn the key, glow plug light does not light, turn over the engine, takes a long time to start, then only run for a short time then stops. Eventually starts glow plug light comes on and stays on, tacho needle bounces and oil light comes on. What is wrong?
Submitted: 09/01/2013 10:45:03 | ID: 17158
Hi. My problem is the key won`t turn to start my Mercedes-Benz Vito van. It would always beep when the key is inserted and removed but it won`t beep and allow the key to turn. I`m thinking it may be the immobiliser but I don`t know. Does anyone have any ideas? I`d appreciate any ideas thanks.
Hi, we had a Mercedes that had the same problem, you could not insert the key into the ignition switch. Had the switch replaced by Mercedes, the switch is part of the alarm system so they had to send for a green key from Germany which allows the system and the new switch to be reset to the original key. Not cheap! Probably not what you wanted to hear... cost was £500 - Neil Griffiths from Dumfriesshire
Submitted: 03/01/2013 14:34:45 | ID: 16765
Hi, when I`m on the motorway and get to about 70 mph my Mercedes-Benz Vito`s eml comes on and the van loses power. If I stop the engine and then set off again when I get to 3000 rpm the eml goes out, but the van has never had full power since the first time this happened. It`s been on the diagnostic machine but no fault codes come up. Any ideas? Regards. (109 cdi)
Submitted: 20/12/2012 14:29:11 | ID: 16595
Hi. The engine management light on my Mercedes-Benz Vito comes on when I go any more than 120kph. I had it checked on a diagnostic computer which found no fault. If I drive it under 120kph the light stays off . I was told that there is a sensor in the exhaust that could be the cause. My question is has anyone else had this problem and what is the solution? Thanks for any help. (cdi 111)
Hi, you just need to change the fuel filter for your car and I`m sure it will be back to normal thank you – Salim from Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Submitted: 04/10/2012 10:41:35 | ID: 14179
I am looking to buy a Mercedes-Benz Vito which has 230,000 km diesel auto, is this too many kilometers for this van?
Submitted: 23/08/2012 15:05:06 | ID: 12719
My Mercedes-Benz Vito`s key won`t open the doors or start the van. Can anyone advise me please?
Submitted: 11/06/2012 11:25:57 | ID: 11099
What is the best way to remove and replace the alternator in a Mercedes-Benz Vito 2.2 diesel please?
With a socket set ;) Shauny from England
Remove the right front wheel, remove the bolts from the inner or gearbox side on the driveshaft, turn the steering completely to the right to allow to pull the driveshaft and move it towards the right hand side. Out of the way. Remove the plastic/rubber flap between the engine and tyre bay. Remove the alternator bolts. Remove the positive wire and ignition wire on the alternator. Remove the alternator out the side through the wheel arch. The alternator cannot be removed downwards - Frik van Staden from South Africa
Submitted: 11/06/2012 10:21:36 | ID: 11077
I just wondered if the Mercedes-Benz Vito made in 2001 or 2002 has the same engine as in the 2003 model?
Submitted: 22/05/2012 09:28:03 | ID: 10606
There is a lot of rust along the external thin plastic body trims on my Mercedes-Benz Vito? Is there an easy method to remove these trims without breaking the bits that attach to the body? Pull, prise slide?
I’ve had the same trouble with door panel rust behind the trim. ’02 CDi 112. You can prise the trim from front to back, feels like you will break it but it doesn’t. Best way to sort it for good is to open the door panels up and paste the fixings with a mastic type bonding agent (the rust is caused by dissimiller metals contacting) - sorry about the spelling. Great van, fab engine, love my Vito - Tony B from England
Submitted: 24/02/2012 10:48:29 | ID: 8539
Can anyone please advise me on how I would go about changing the headlamp units on my Mercedes Vito van? It’s a 115 cdi 2004. Thank you.
Submitted: 08/11/2011 08:11:37 | ID: 5493
On my Mercedes-Benz Vito I have a bad vibration when travelling at 50mph. Could it possibly be the propshaft?
Hi, did you solve your issue? I had the same vibration. I first checked the propshaft, but that was not the fault. It was the rear wheel-bearing on mine - Clement from South Africa
Submitted: 24/10/2011 15:55:33 | ID: 5095