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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300

1998 Mercedes-Benz E300

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 Problems

Engine -- Verified

Fuel leaks can develop around the high pressure fuel injection pump.
The fuel lines around the fuel filter and the fuel pump also tend to
leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

High mileage vehicles may develop a leak from one or more of the transmission oil seals.

Engine -- Verified

Oil leaks can develop around the oil filter housing.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 Questions and Answers

Margarita Martin, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300, Middlebury, CT

when I took my car to change to snow tires, I was told that I needed to replace R Pinion Shaft Seal (rear both). How can I know I really need that and can you explain what it is.
Thank you!

plezus, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300, Stewartstown, PA

how do I reset my oil counter?

dearstuff, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300, Martinsville, VA

I have a 1998 Mercedes E300 TD with 245,000 miles. The a/c unit puts out really cold air for awhile and then blows warm air. This does happen more when the temp outside reaches 80 degrees and up. I...

Bobdamann11, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300, Valley Springs, CA

The window switch console works intermittently. Consequently, I can use the switch to lower the windows from the cluster switch located on the auto trans shifter panel. Can this cluster switch be...

dieselbgood, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300, Locust Grove, GA

There is some fuel leaking around the plastic low pressure lines, still running but need to fix soon. I've heard this is a common problem, but am afrid to attempt without some help.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 Reviews

From Portland, OR to Lancaster, CA (approx 1000 miles) in 11 hours means that I was averaging about 90 mph for almost half a day. The durability of this car is impressive. The car was more at home (mechanically synchronized, or running smooth and quiet)at these speeds than anytime I had driven it in the 65 mph range. As well, it got very close to 23 mpg at that rate of speed. Fantastic. I did have to put in a quart of oil at a fill-up at about the 500 mile mark, but - so what. Except for some minor things (after all it is a 23 year old family sedan - E300 AMG) like the oil light staying on - no matter the oil pressure or quantity - and a fail on the right rear passenger window, and an occasional odor of oil in the passenger compartment, I don't see how anyone could ask for more. It has performed so well, I decided to get another one for myself (this car belongs to my wife). I'm afriad that this car has turned me into a Mercedes snob! However, I'll just have to live with it - Hee, hee, hee. If the window didn't fail I would have given five stars for both interior and electric. If the engine didn't have a notorious habit of oil seepage at the right front of the six cylinders and odor in the cockpit, the engine would have five stars also. Blower noise and air conditioning controls are awkward for me also - however, I'll not be selling this car soon, or, probably anytime this side of my grave!

my 1998 e300td is a great car 300000 miles and still running fine

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