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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Problems

The emissions air injection pump can seize, causing a loud squealing noise followed by smoke from the drive belt. If the engine is not turned off, the belt will break, turning on the alternator/battery warning light.

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

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.

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Questions

Until It cools off,Have Replace The Coil.

How many hours of labor does this job take?

when I press the break it goes sponggie when stopping and when I pump the break it goes back to "normal".This is happening every now and again. Any suggestions?
thanks

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Reviews

I have a pristine 1990 300TE 4MATIC only 52000 original miles. The color is Green on Green and has all the records from Mercedes Benz of New Orleans. Robert Taylor is my Service Advisor. I want to sale it. If anybody is interested contact me: danzam012000@yahoo.com

I have a black one with gray leather.Drives awesome.Put in a 92 engine,great.Not sure if the tranny drives at 4th gear because at 65 miles /hour revs at 3000. Head turner with no ac working.I have to get it fixed this week.Former owner took out 4matic because she thought it wasted the tires too fast

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