1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
- Hard/Soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age
- Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix
- High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures
- Insulation Degrades on Engine Wiring Harness and Leaves Conductors Exposed
- Failure of EHA valve may cause fuel/engine problems
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Problems
As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.
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.
On high usage vehicles, the ignition lock may become difficult to turn due to wear of the ignition lock and tumblers. Replacement of the ignition lock cylinder will generally be required to correct this concern.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Questions
i have a new radiator,had the thermostat checked,changed the cylinder head seals
I have a 1993 300SL that has just developed this awful loud noise when I turn the steering wheel in either direction. I checked the power steering fluid and it is full. The noise appears to be coming from under the car, near the trans. Any ideas? Please help.