1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC Problems

Premature Tire Wear Due to Cracked Lower Control Arm Bushings

Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the lower control arm bushings cracking, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point. Ball joints can also wear out prematurely, causing similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

The Differential May Develop Leaks From the Seals or Cover

High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.

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 E320 4MATIC Questions

having trouble with turn signals not working (1 answer)

turn signals not working, emergency flasher not working, horn doesn't blow, wipers do not work. This is a constant problem. Replaced turn signal control on steering column still does not work.

My ignition is lock and want turn after fooling with it I think it has to be replaced (1 answer)

Approximately how much would that repair cost

Told that there is carbon build-up in engine. Want more knowledge. (1 answer)

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC Reviews

My 4Matic wagon is a great car with almost 200K miles on it. While I have had some minor repair work on the car and the repairs are very expensive, I knew that going into buying a Mercedes and an old car. I am surprised by how many negative things I have seen about these cars and yet my experience has so far been very good. Especially love the 4Matic: during heavy rains on the interstate, the c...

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