Mercedes C-Class

W203 since 2000 of release

Repair and car operation

- Mercedes-Benz cars of a class C (W-203)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start by means of the auxiliary storage battery
   Automobile himikaliya, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ cooling and heating Systems
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Poddomkrachivaniye and towage

Basic platforms under a jack and the lift

1 — Points of support for a jack and the lift 2 — the Point of support for a garage jack

Cap on a front bumper

Cap on a rear bumper


The car is allowed to be lifted and опирать only on the certain points specially intended for this purpose since otherwise there can be deformations.

The automobile jack is in an additional compartment under a trunk floor, near a spare wheel.

Preparation of an automobile jack for application

Take out an automobile jack from an additional compartment under a trunk floor, a vorotok press up and turn to the right before fixing (working situation).

Laying of an automobile jack in a luggage carrier

Basic finger of a jack turn back to a jack support, a vorotok press up and turn to the left against the stop (starting position).

The basic platform of an automobile jack should be firm and equal. In case of friable soil use a lining for an automobile jack.

Put the car, whenever possible, on an equal platform.

Strongly press a pedal of the parking brake. It is impossible to release the parking brake while the car is lifted.

The lever of the AT selector transfer to the situation "R".

Protect the car from a spontaneous otkatyvaniye, having enclosed a protivootkatny emphasis, etc.

On the equal road: enclose an emphasis under diagonalno located wheel in front and behind.

On liftings and descents: enclose an emphasis under both wheels of other bridge in a downward direction on descent.

From a set of the onboard tool take out a demountable key for wheels from two parts and bring together him.

Weaken bolts of fastening of wheels a key, but yet do not turn out them completely.

Uncover an opening for installation of an automobile jack.

Openings for installation of an automobile jack are behind wheel niches of forward wheels and before wheel niches of back wheels.

Basic finger of a jack completely move into an opening for jack installation.

The automobile jack should stand always vertically — as well on slopes.

Lift the car to a wheel separation from soil.

For prevention of a soskalzyvaniye of the car a basic finger of a jack against the stop insert into an opening for jack installation on the car

General comments

Requirements of "Traffic regulations" concerning towage should be observed.

The towing cable should be elastic not to damage both cars. It is necessary to use only a cable from synthetic fibers or similar elastic materials. However it is safer to use a towing bar!

It is necessary to watch constantly that did not arise it is inadmissible a big tension, and at the same time there was no considerable resistance to a car kacheniye. At car towage on edge of a dirt road always there is a danger of demolition on a roadside.

Before trying to start the engine towage, it is necessary to use whenever possible the storage battery of other car for engine start – address to the previous section.

Both drivers should know features of driving at the towage, stated below, and to have sufficient experience. Inexperienced drivers should not be at a wheel of any, other car.

When using a towing cable the driver of the towing car should at a troganiye from a place and gear shifting especially smoothly to release a coupling pedal.

The driver of the towed car should watch that the towing cable was constantly tense.

On both cars external light devices according to "Traffic regulations" should be switched on.

Ignition should be included the wheel was not blocked, and it was possible to include if necessary the turn index, a sound signal, screen wipers and stekloomyvatel.

The amplifier of a drive of working brake system executes the function only at the working engine therefore at the switched-off engine it is necessary to press much more strongly when braking a brake pedal.

As at the idle engine the amplifier of a wheel does not function, at turns it is necessary to make bigger effort a steering wheel.

In the absence of oil in AT it is necessary to tow the car only with the hung-out driving wheels.

There is a danger to remain outside when pushing or car towage:

The car is locked, if the key is in the ignition lock in situation 2 and the car moves.
Function «During movement» can be switched off automatic locking of doors (see «AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCK» (AUTOMATIC LOCKING of DOORS) in the menu «Individual installation».

If the storage battery is disconnected or discharged, the povorachivaniye of the ignition key and switching of Sequentronic automated by a check point are impossible, and the coulisse of a check point remains blocked in the situation "R".

(The unblocking of the provision "Parking" of a transmission is considered below in this section).


Towage of the car and towage for start of the engine is authorized only by means of towing eyes. Do not attach a towing cable or a towing bar to elements of a running gear.

Reception nests for a vvorachivaniye of a towing eye are behind caps on bumpers.

The towing eye is in a set of the onboard tool.

Installation of a towing eye

In a place of marking press in the arrow direction, raise a cap, do not pull together it. A towing eye screw against the stop and tighten it by means of the key lever for wheels (from a set of the onboard tool).

Removal of a towing eye

Unscrew a towing eye and lay it in office for a set of the onboard tool.

Get a cap and fix it.

Instead of towage it is necessary to prefer car transportation on a special vehicle or the trailer.
When towage is inevitable, we recommend to use a towing bar.

Remarks: Observe rules of towage corresponding to the host country.

Models with the automated transmission (Sequentronic)

For possibility of switching automated by a check point it is necessary, that the storage battery was charged sufficiently, otherwise, submit a food from the storage battery of other car.

Towage make on distance no more than 50 km.

· Switch a transmission in the situation "N" (consider indication on the display of Sequentronic of a control panel automated by a check point).
· Do not exceed speed of towage of 50 km/h.
· If the transmission does not give in to switching in the situation "N", it is necessary to dismantle the driveshaft to the leading bridge.

At towage on distance over 50 km:

· Make driveshaft removal.
· The distance of towage of the car is not limited.
· At malfunction of a transmission.
· Make driveshaft removal.
· At damage of the forward bridge.
· Lift the forward bridge.
· A key in the switch of ignition turn in situation 0 or 1.

Observe towage rules as at engine damage.

The distance of towage of the car is not limited.

At damages of the back bridge:

Lift the back bridge.

Models with automatic transmission

Key in the switch of ignition turn in situation 2.

Transfer the AT selector lever to the situation "N".

Maximum speed of towage: 50 km/h.

Maximum range of towage: 50 km.

Non-compliance maximum or ranges of towage can lead speeds to transmission damage.

On big distances or in case of transmission damage towage is authorized only with the lifted back bridge or disconnected (from the back bridge) the driveshaft.

Models with electronic protivozanosny system (ESP)

At towage with the lifted forward bridge or control of the parking brake at the stand for test of brakes the engine should be switched off. Otherwise owing to active braking action through electronic protivozanosny system (ESP) there will be a damage of brake system of the back bridge.

Emergency start of the car by towage

On models from AT - it is impossible.

For an exception of damages of the catalytic converter it is not allowed to start the car at the warm engine by towage or pushing.

Turn on the alarm system.

Include ignition, having turned a key in situation "2".

RKPP: Include the 3rd transfer, press a pedal of coupling and hold it.

Begin car towage.

RKPP: Slowly include coupling when both cars move.

As soon as the engine will be started, press a pedal of coupling and switch off transfer not to run into towing car.

Car transportation

For car loading on the special car or the trailer towing eyes can be used.

Models with automatic transmission:

When pushing car the lever of the AT selector transfer to the situation "N".

Fastening of the car is made only on wheels / ободьям.


In order to avoid damages it is impossible to fix the car for elements of a running gear, as, for example, cross-section or longitudinal levers of a suspension bracket.

Unblocking of the provision "Parking" of a transmission at malfunction

At electric malfunction blocking of the lever of the AT selector in the situation "R" can be removed manually, for example, for car towage.

For this purpose open a ware compartment on the average console.
By means of a coin release office for coins (1) and take him aside.

Suitable subject (2) (for example, a pin) enter into an opening under office for coins and press down.

During pin squeezing the lever of the AT selector can be deduced from the situation "R".

After that the pin can be taken out. The lever of the AT selector can freely be switched again until it will not be again transferred to the situation "R".