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rossie11
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The drivers side

Post by rossie11 » Fri 30 Dec, 2016 8:49 am

Now before you get any funny ideas, i know that the bit you sit behind is the steering wheel. For all you funny fellows out there, i got in first.

The question is about doing work on the engine. Because my ML500 was made in the states, i read about repairs being on the drivers side. Now is that the right hand side or the passenger side, which was where the steering wheel was. It confuses the hell out of me to try find bits on the NOW drivers side. Can somebody enlighten me as to what the books refer to, is it our drivers side, or the yanks drivers side.

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Re: The drivers side

Post by ChristoC » Fri 30 Dec, 2016 9:39 am

I think it all depends where the book was written.


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Re: The drivers side

Post by rossie11 » Fri 30 Dec, 2016 1:23 pm

What difference does that make, whats the answer.

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Re: The drivers side

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 30 Dec, 2016 7:07 pm

If you are reading about a US delivered vehicle and your are on a US website, then LHS = Drivers Side.
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Re: The drivers side

Post by rossie11 » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 8:52 am

Tony From West Oz wrote:If you are reading about a US delivered vehicle and your are on a US website, then LHS = Drivers Side.
What i am trying to find is the crank angle sensor on my ML500. The only videos i have found are on Left Hand drive cars. What i need to know is this, are all the bits from a left hand drive car transferred to the right hand model OR do they remain the same as per a left hand drive model.

There is a couple of rather useful videos about changing the sensor but they are from the US. They talk about removing the drivers side wheel to get to it. NOW does this mean i go through the passenger side on a right hand drive or still go through the drivers side. It may seem confusing, it bloody well is to me, but before i start jacking up the car, it would be nice to find out which side i am jacking up, if you get my drift.

Surely there is some smart person out there that knows the answer and where to find this bloody sensor. Also how to change the dam thing.

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Re: The drivers side

Post by Mercmad » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 3:44 pm

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I thought i had posted this , you remove the inner guard on the passenger side and if you look at thwe rear of the block you will see the snsor (L5 ) it's held in place with a 10mm nut. Chances are it's just covered in metallic particles from the ring gear.
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Re: The drivers side

Post by Tony From West Oz » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 4:23 pm

Generally, only the driver associated hardware (brakes, accelerator, clutch, steering) and electrical equipment that are affected by the relocation of the driver hardware are swapped over. Items which are not affected by the LHD/RHD assembly remain in the same location regardless. Items installed under the mudguard are unlikely to be relocated.
An example I can relate to is that the ABS unit for my RHD C250 is in the same place as in LHS C250s (and most likely for all W202 cars). This is due to the air cleaner occupying the space on the other side of the engine bay.
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'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (occasional tourer)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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