1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz E300

1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 Problems

Instrument Clusters Tend to Fail

Instrument cluster displays tend to fail, especially the clock and gear indicators. Our technicians tell us the instrument cluster will require replacement to correct this issue.

Malfunctioning Regulators May Cause Blower Motor Failure

A malfunctioning HVAC blower motor regulator can cause the blower motor to operate below the requested speed or not at all. Updated regulators are available; the blower motor and cover need to be replaced at the same time to upgrade the system.

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.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 Questions

Trans will not shift into high gear and engine light/cluster out (2 answers)

the transmission shifts normally until the last gear and will not shift also the cluster is randomly going out with a engine dianostic light.

Rear drivers-side automatic window (1 answer)

Hi,
My automatic window "ground" to a halt while it was down the other day. It sounded like the motor was still working but like some gear structure broke and was ground up. I need to know how to get the door panel off to see what the damage is. Can someone direct me to some diagrams a...

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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 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 E300 Reviews

Beautiful car, only problem i've had is injector pump leaking , and battery keeps draining.

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