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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320

1997 Mercedes-Benz E320

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A squeak from the steering column is often related to a rubber boot in the column or a seal in the power steering rack.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Brake lamp housings can melt, resulting in a loss of contact for the brake light bulb holder. If this happens, the brake light will not work. Replacement of the damaged lamp housing should correct this problem.

1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 2, 2001


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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Questions and Answers

klondike, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320, Greenville, WI

are these the same? I was told I needed a new mass air flow sensor after my check engine light came on.

kurt Zelmer, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320, Beverly Hills, CA

the key just all of a sudden stopped turning in ignition. anyone that might shed some light on this as i cant close windows or start car obviosly and its in a bad spot

jmulqueeney, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320, San Bruno, CA


97, E320, Inline 6 engine.270K miles (mostly highway). When driving on the freeway the engine would at times (accelerating) feel as though it is 'wheezing' or act like it is n...

Dan Gabryszewski, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320, Bridgewater, NJ

I have a 1997 Mercedes Benz E 320. My problem is that my AC does not work. The reason is because there is no power going to the Air Compressor. The air compressor still works great when jumped by e...

kdandor1, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320, Woodbridge, VA

my car's transmission doesn't shift easily from 1to 2, does it have anything to do with control module

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Reviews

Purchased used E320 with 110k miles with known maintenance history. Transmission locked up into limp home mode due to faulty ECM inside transmission, which I learn later is a common fault with this particular transmission. Find repair procedures online and replace faulty component which fixes problem, but confidence in car lost, as any hickup in electronic sensors associated with transmission locks trans into 2nd gear, making for a long drive home at 25 MPH. Wish they had a manual over ride. Also, the little console control switches break easily.

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We have 1997 E320 wtih 300+K miles. Very happy, as it is one of the best and most dependable car.
Basic maintance:
1) Change oil (Castrol 10W-30 or 10W-40) + Bosch oil filter every 10,000 miles.
2) Clean K&S air filter very 20K or as needed
3) Replace differential oil - Castrol 85W90 every 50K
4) Replace Bosch fuel filter every 25K-50K
5) Brake flush with Castrol Dot 4 - 50K
6) Radiator/collant flush 50K
7) Transmission oil/filter - 100K
8) Replaced Flex disc on drive line at 300K


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