1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz C230

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Problems

Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.

Check Engine Light On Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.

Poor AC Performance Due to Refrigerant Loss

A refrigerant leak may develop from one or more of the following AC components: AC compressor, hose manifold for the compressor, or the evaporator core. The loss of refrigerant can cause poor AC performance. Our technicians tell us that proper leak diagnoses should be performed in order to determine the cause of any refrigerant loss.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Questions

What does it means when you put your car in any gear and it just rolls a inch an (1 answer)

My car been sitting down and for a while so my fuel pump when out I replace it crunck it up and moved it maybe fifty yards then I let it sat and ran bout a hour in a half got in it and tryed to move it it just rolled a inch and stop even in reverse same thing my check in engine light on and a too...

Where is the fuel pump located and how to remove it? (1 answer)

Where is the fuel pump located and how to remove it?

try unlocking the car didn't work. Used key in door it only roles down drive win (1 answer)

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Recalls

Recall 01V366000

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Reviews

I am enjoying this car as second owner. First owner drove 180000 miles than I took over few years ago. It has more than 260000 miles now but surprisingly it doesn't burn oil at all in between oil changes. I keep every 5000 miles use synthetic oil. I changed transmission fluid at 200000. Water Pump at 224000. Very recently Speedometer stock so I bought used one cost $ 80.00 so it shows only 1150...
My 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 is extremely reliable car.I bought it in Nov 1997 brand new with 4 miles on it,after 16 years it has 84,800 miles on it and still reliable no breakdown,easy to start,my battery lasted for 10 years,change my 4 tires 3 times and follow car maintenance every 10,000 miles,no other repair.I love it".
I purchased my 1998 c230 from my sister in law when it was off leaseit had 20,000 miles that was in 2001 since i have put 140,000 miles on the car and compared to my dodge dakota with 105.000 miles and my accord 106,000 miles I am sorry to say the mercedes has cost 5 times more to maintain and operate then the dodge or honda. Would never by another over engineered car like this mercedes again. ...

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