1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E
- Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix
- Window Regulator Failure is Common
- Refrigerant Leaks From Manifold Hoses May Cause AC Performance Problems
- Radiators Break Due to Degradation of the Plastic Tanks and Fittings
- Service Cooling System on Older Vehicles Even if Mileage is Low
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Problems
Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.
One or more door windows may stop working due to a failed window regulator. Replacement of the failed regulator will be necessary to correct this concern.
The AC system may not blow cold air due to Refrigerant leaks from AC manifold hoses. Leak diagnoses, most commonly using leak detection dye, may be necessary to determine the exact location of any leaks.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Questions
ignition stuck several times, no longer will move out of lockled position, key easily removed from ignition, I have tried to move the steering wheel, it is also locked.
Old hydrolyic valve lifters making moises, so I have them replaced with new lifters, but still making noises.
So I have the new ones checked if there is oil in the lifters. There is no significant oil in them. I believe the lifters' oil supplies pipes and so on, need to be clean/cleared up f...
My 190E has always had problems but not like this one! While my car was in idle, the Airbag light came on for no reason at all. I looked in the manual and it says nothing about it. Can you help? Thanks!
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...
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 ...
stable , fun driving car. Too many problems. specially electrical. Poor head valve design caused early failure. Not what Mercedes was, should be.