1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Problems

Throttle Valves May Experience Electrical Failure

The electronic throttle assembly may suffer an electrical failure. It is often cheaper to send the valve to a service center for repair that to purchase a new part.

Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles

Leaks may develop from the differential seals and/or cover on older or high mileage vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit when these leaks are addressed.

Power Steering Pump, Gearbox, and Steering Shock (Damper) May Leak

A power steering fluid leak may develop from the power steering pump or the steering gearbox. Additionally the steering shock (damper) could leak its own internal fluid. Leaking components should be replaced to restore proper power steering operation.

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Questions

have a 1985 190E Mercedes. I need to replace the alternator and do not know how (1 answer)

THERE IS NOTHING ON THE INTERNET to go by and local mechanics have not worked on one as old as mine?!?

Starting fluid Use of (1 answer)

I have a Mercedes Benz 190E when i drive it makes this knocking sound ,also when (2 answers)

Also when i am turning a corner it makes a sound like a rusted door was being open

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Reviews

I bought the car, 1989 190E 2.6, with 100K miles about 6 months ago off Craigslist. It wasn't running but it was very inexpensive and cosmetically excellent. The owner before me drove it home from work one day, 2 1/2 years ago and it quit and he left it in the driveway. I paid the $500 he was asking and towed her home. This is what she needed and I did all the work myself: New Battery-$60 New...
stable , fun driving car. Too many problems. specially electrical. Poor head valve design caused early failure. Not what Mercedes was, should be.
I purchased my 1990 190e 2.6L 6-cyl, with 176,000 on it in Royal Oak, MI from Karl Heinz Automotive, a private repair garage owned by a previous BMW-M-B mechanic who went out on his own years ago. From the records, it seems like the previous owner purchased the car about 10 years ago with 120K on it and had it as a 2nd car. Much had been repaired on the car including paint, the heater core ...

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