1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280

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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
815
to $
1,364
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
778
to $
1,075
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
331
to $
553
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
147
to $
188
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
449
to $
1,011

1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems

Control Flaps May Fail Due to Leaking Vacuum Manifold for Climate Control Actuator

The vacuum manifold for the climate control actuator may develop a leak, This can cause poor or no operation of the air delivery and temperature control flaps.

Bad Spark Plug Wires/Ignition Coils May Cause Misfires and Possible CEL

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

Interior Wood Trim/Dash Pads Crack Due to Age and Sun Exposure

The interior wood trim and dash pad are likely to crack due to age and sun exposure.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Questions

I hit something on the radio buttons and the next thing I know the screen (1 answer)

said I have to set the code. The only thing appears on the screen now is the word WAIT. I have the code from my owners manual but I can't get the word WAIT to go away I bought this car new in 96 and there's nothing in all of my manuals that deal with this issue. Thanks.

Our windshield wipers on our Mercedes don't work. We've had the relay replaced (1 answer)

by a reputable garage SEVERAL times over the past few years. They work for a while and then sputter and stop. This will be our 4th relay replacement. Is this normal?

what would cause grinding sound from rear wheel[left]? (2 answers)

the sound is not constant and doesn't do it in reverse. when I turn the wheel to the left it sometimes will stop until I straighten the wheel.The car sat for a few weeks and when driven there was no noise for a few miles. Then it started and I jerked the wheel hard to the left and the noise ...

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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Recalls

Recall 96V058000
THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews

my 1996 MB280 has been a very great car as well as reliable. But recently the dash board and all its functions quit working.Has anybody else experienced this problem?If so please let me know on what fixed the problem.
Had this car for a couple years now actually, I found mine in a junk yard, paid 200 dollars for it because somebody was in a wreck that just messed up one of the fenders and thought it was broken now, I love idiots, anyway, it has about 200,000 miles on it and still drives better than anything else I've ever ridden in. I had to replace the heads on it when I first got it but that was just becau...

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