1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC

1991 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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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Questions

I have a 1991 300te 4-matic and need to replace the rear auto leveling shocks with regular shocks . Is there a kit that can make this job alot simpler?

Occasionally starter will not work when in "Park" or "Neutral" or or sometimes both. What could be the cause ?

How much would it be for just both rear bearings parts without the service of someone fixing the bearings?

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Reviews

i have a 1991 300te 4matic wagon, my questions are, (a) i need to top up the suspension fluid, where can i buy and what brand and does it have part numbers? (b) how can i pull down the rear seats if that is possible? i hope you could help me with these questions, im new with this kind of car so please bear with me..

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