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 Problems

Poor AC performance Due to Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

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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

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based on 2 customer 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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