1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Repair and Maintenance

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

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Problems

Rough Running Engine Due to Misfire

A rough running motor or lack of power can be caused by a failed distributor cap or rotor, ignition wires (or their resistors), or valve cover gasket leaks. If the valve cover gasket leaks, oil can pool where the ignition wire resistor connects to the spark plug. The resistor can fail and the spark plug may not fire because of a short circuit through the oil.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

The Differential May Develop Leaks From the Seals or Cover

Leaks may develop from the differential seals and/or cover on older or high mileage vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit when these leaks are addressed.

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Questions

starting the engine issue (1 answer)

car will not start battery good turns over will not fire new spark plugs. put dry gas in.email is dhersh56@yahoo.com

battery drain (1 answer)

THE BATTERY LOSES CHARGE AFTER ABOUT 5 DAYS. THERE IS A SPARK WHEN ATTACHING THE NEG. CABLE. I REMOVED/REPLACED FUSES ONE BY ONE UNTIL NO SPARK AT NEG. CABLE. THE BATTERY NOW HOLDS CHARGE BUT TURN SIGNALS AND FLASHERS DON'T WORK.
SO I KNOW WHICH FUSE IT IS BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO NEXT?

Wheel bearing (1 answer)

Just bought a 300TE and it is a great car but I have replaced the motor mounts, radio, antenna and headlight doors. Had to tow the vehicle 200 miles after a wheel bearing broke. Would it be a good idea to replace both of them while the car is on the lift? It is the rear passenger side that wen...

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Reviews

Over all the car is very well made mine has 270,000 miles normal maint is required.

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