Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

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

Identification numbers of the car


Location of the platform under drawing number VIN 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 under a windshield at the left, besides, number is beaten out on the right longitudinal beam of a frame of the car, and also mentioned on the name plate (see below).

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

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

2-4 — the International code of the company manufacturer

5-10 — Serial number of model (163.113: ML 270 CDI, 163.128: ML 400 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 — Steering

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

13-18 — Factory number

Name plate

Location of the name plate is shown on an illustration. Permissible weight load is specified in the plate the VIN car, and also, - more detailed information can be obtained in representative 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 direction of the movement) parts of the power unit, on models 270 CDI, - in left back.

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

Location of number of the engine on models ML 270 CDI