1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Problems

Transmission Oil Seals May Leak on High Mileage Vehicles

High mileage vehicles may develop a transmission fluid leak from one or more of the oil seals.

 

Engine Problems Due to Distributor Cap and Rotor, Bad Ignition Wires, or Valve Cover Gasket Leaks

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.

Valve Stem Seals Wear and Cause Catalytic Converter Failure

Valve stem seals may wear and cause the engine to burn oil. this can contaminate the catalytic converter and cause it to fail.

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Questions

Anyone in Ga (1 answer)

Can you please recommend a mechanic for my car

Wont start and sometime turns off (1 answer)

Sometimes its will not start but always eventually does if i wait amd try again. And sometime it turns off while driving. I took it to a shop and theybhad for a whole week and could not reproduce the problem. The mechanic even took it for two days and drove personally at my request. It was fine f...

I have a strong exhaust smell in the cabin. (3 answers)

Just bought very clean 1991 560 SEL with 95,000 miles. When driving it home from San Francisco on the freeway, I noticed a very strong exhaust smell. It was enough to give me a headache. Surprisingly, we never noticed anything during the test drive. Anybody ever run into anything like that bef...

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Reviews

This is a great car. Love its body style... presence but not over bearing Sleak stylish but elegant. Sophisticated but flamboyant. It has the "look".. no question... she is on the road... I am not a racer but I can get up and down the road. I have an issue coming up with the timing chain needing to be replaced... cost at the dealership is beyond the book value of th...

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