1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280
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436
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1,065
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280
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415
to $
552
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280
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438
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642
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280
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630
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876
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
370
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508

1998 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.

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

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.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Questions

problem with door locks they stop working and trunk lock can open even with keyy (1 answer)

Why will my Mercedes start for just a second and then shut down? (1 answer)

The car will start and then shut down immediately. I waited 10 or 15 minutes and it started fine and ran with no issues. I had just added a quart of oil and the car has 223,000 miles. I am using the extra flat key fob which sometimes comes out of the switch before I turn it completely off. Do...

Intermittent failures of electrical systems, seats, windows, door locks. (1 answer)

Pail to lock, fail to close, fail to adjust.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Recalls

Recall 01V366000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HOPPECKE BATTERIES. THE BATTERY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE COULD BE LESS THAN NEEDED TO MAINTAIN PROPER ELECTROLYTE LEVELS.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews

mercedes benz c280 sport : the worst thing while buying this car was when my wife wanted to leave me if i bought it home and i did ....lol forget the rest .....its the best merc iv seen iv tried the new ones but this one is a complete sedan package id give it a A+ anytime even though i have a 144,000 miles on it i aint gonna sell it because you know what if honda says there cars are good til...
Bought it used 5 yrs ago with 100k I have 209K changed tires , idler pulley, the rubber donut for the tranny to driveshaft. drives better than the other MB's Ive got.

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