Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Mercedes W163
- Mercedes-Benz cars of a class M (W163)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ Governing bodies and receptions of safe operation
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating and air conditioner
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Avtomaticheckaya transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Identification numbers of the car


Location of a platform under number VIN drawing on a longitudinal beam of a frame

1 — the Regular platform under VIN
2 — the Spare platform under VIN

3 — the Console body element around an arrangement of a rack And
4 — the Longitudinal beam of a frame

Identification number of the car can be found in a special observation port at the left under a windscreen, besides, number is beaten out on the right longitudinal beam of a frame of the car, and also mentioned on the factory plate (see below).

In identification number of the car the following information is ciphered:

1 and 19 — Badges with the Mersedes-Benz trademark image (star), - designate the beginning and VIN end (presence is unessential)

2-4 — the International code of the company manufacturer

5-10 — Serial number of model (163.113: ML 270 of CDI, 163.128: ML 400 of CDI, 163.136: ML 230, 163.154: ML 320, 163.157: ML 350, 163.172: ML 430, 163.174: ML 55 AMG, 163.175: ML 500)

11 — the Steering

12 — a manufacturer Code (A-E: Sindelfingen, F-H: Bremen, J: Rastatt, T: Karmann (Osnabrueck), X: Graz)

13-18 — Factory number

Factory plate

Location of the factory plate is shown on an illustration. In the plate permissible weight load is specified the VIN car, and also, - more detailed information can be received in representation offices of the Mercedes-Benz company.

Number of the power unit

On models ML 320, 400 CDI, 500 and 55 AMG number of the engine is in right back (in the movement direction) parts of the power unit, on models 270 CDI, - in left back.

Location of number of the engine on the AMG models ML 320, 400 CDI, 500 and 55 (on an example of ML 500)

Location of number of the engine on models ML 270 CDI