1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Repair and Maintenance

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

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Problems

Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix

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.

Sunroof Components May Fail Due to Age and Wear

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.

Part that attaches distributor rotor to camshaft may break
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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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Questions

To start the starter turns over quickly about 20 times before it fires (1 answer)

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.

I have a 1990 TE300 and once it is warm it has a problem shifting to top (4th) (1 answer)

This problem happens once it is warm

What does the "T" in mercedes benz 300TE stand for? (1 answer)

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

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Reviews

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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