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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167
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276
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280
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706

1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

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.

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.

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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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