1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

The sunroof may not work correctly due to failed components as a result of age and wear. Repairing a sunroof can be labor intensive and very costly.

The part that attaches the distributor rotor to the camshaft can break; the starter will still crank, but the engine will not start.

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It seems like it isn't going to start then when I put my foot down on the throttle it eventually fires. Mostly happens when it is warm.

This problem happens once it is warm

I know it's a wagon and is part of the "E" series, but what's the T for?

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love the car but always seem to need something. Best family car EVER

I have purchased a 1990 300TE. Bodywork fab, general condition is awesome throughout. Some slight problems with the transmission, but nothing that a transmission oil change and check on vacuum pipes won't cure. All in all fantastic! My car has completed 217,000 miles so far. good for another 200,000 with good care.

It's a Benz. Like no other car. The only problem i had is the premature suspension failure (at 168K miles) Replacement parts are rather costly, and so is the expert service. It is NOT a car to take to Pep Boys.

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