Mercedes S-Class W-220

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

Mercedes W220
- Mercedes-Benz cars of the class S (W220)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and equipment of a workplace
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car for operation
   Automobile chemicals, oils and lubricants
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling system and heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Automatic transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

cream chargers

Poddomkrachivaniye and towage

Press the jack handle up and turn on an arrow before fixing

By means of the screw-driver uncover an opening for installation of a jack

Move a jack finger against the stop


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, press a neck up and turn before fixing (working situation) to the right.

Laying of an automobile jack in a luggage carrier

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

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

Put the car, whenever possible, on the flat platform.

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

Transfer the lever of the AT selector to situation "P".

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

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

On rises 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 do not unscrew them completely yet.

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.

Completely move a basic finger of a jack into an opening for installation of a jack.

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

Lift the car to a wheel separation from soil.

For prevention of sliding of the car against the stop implant a basic finger of a jack into an opening for installation of a jack on the car.


General comments

Requirements of "Traffic regulations" for towage have to be observed.

The towing cable has to 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 there was no unacceptably big tension, and at the same time there was no considerable resistance to swing of the car. At towage of the car on the region of the dirt road there is always a danger of demolition on a roadside.

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

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

When using a towing cable the driver of the towing car has to at start-off from the place and gear shifting especially smoothly to release a coupling pedal.

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

On both cars external light devices according to "Traffic regulations" have to be switched on.
Ignition has to be included the wheel was not blocked, and it was possible to include if necessary the index of turn, a sound signal, screen wipers and windscreen washers.

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

As at the idle engine the power steering does not function, at turns it is necessary to make bigger effort for 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 during the pushing or towage of the car:

The car is locked if the electronic key is in the ignition lock in situation 2 (model with the KEYLESS-GO system: in provision of the movement) and the car moves.

The "Automatic Locking during the Movement" function can be switched off (address the subsection "AUTOMATIC LOCKING of DOORS" in the section "Individual Installation").

After a detachment of plugs of the rechargeable battery or at the discharged rechargeable battery the electronic key in the ignition lock does not turn any more, and the lever of the AT selector remains blocked in situation "P". (Charging of the rechargeable battery is considered in the Head Routine maintenance, or the Section Start of the Engine by means of the auxiliary rechargeable battery).

Towage is allowed only by means of towing eyes. Do not attach a towing cable or a towing bar to elements of a running gear.

Cap 1 on a front bumper

Reception nests for the screwed towing eye are behind caps on bumpers.

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

Cap 2 on a rear bumper

Installation of a towing eye

In the place of marking press in the direction of an arrow, raise a cap, do not pull together. Screw a towing eye 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

Turn off a towing eye and lay it in a runduchok for a set of the onboard tool.

Spread a cap and record it.

Instead of towage it is necessary to give preference to transportation of the car on the special car or the trailer.

When towage is inevitable, we recommend to use a towing bar.

Turning of an electronic key in the lock of ignition is possible only at the attached and charged rechargeable battery. If the electronic key in the lock of ignition does not give in to turning, the lever of the AT selector remains blocked in situation "P".

Turn an electronic key in the lock of ignition in situation 2.

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

Maximum speed of towage:

50 km/h.
Maximum distance of towage: 50 km.

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

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

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

Towage for the purpose of start of the engine

Emergency start of the engine towage is impossible.

Transportation of the car

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

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

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

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