1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320

1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 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.

Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels

The instrument cluster display may lose pixels and need replacement. However, if the back lighting bulbs for the odometer display in the center of the cluster burn out, they can be replaced.

Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Questions

Where are the 2 batteries located on a 1998 CLK320? (1 answer)

I parked the vehicle for 2 wks and now the key won't turn in the ignition. None of the lights will come on and the doors will not unlock with the key fob. I just bought the car and it has 38,000 miles on it but needs some work done.
If there are 2 batteries, what is the procedure for recharg...

why can't I operate my Windows, trunk and sunroof? (1 answer)

My car got rained on because the sunroof won't close. The center console got wet. Now I can't roll the Windows down, open the trunk or close the sunroof. the mechanic ruled out a faulty fuse. what could it be and how much money is a repair?

Confirmed battery is not dead, key will turn, not start, why. (1 answer)

Was in a bit of a hurry, put in key, tried to start car by turning it too quckly, acted as though it was going to start, but did not. Tried again and the brake pedal would no longer engage locking up the stearing wheel, so the key would no longer turn. The lights and blinkers work, car will not...

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