1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 ProblemsInstrument 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.
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.
When the engine is running, but the vehicle is not moving, a rattle heard from beneath the vehicle could indicate that one of the exhaust catalytic converters has failed. The substrate (the internal part of the catalyst that reduces emissions) can loosen and bounce around inside the canister section of the converter—the defective unit will need to be replaced. If this problem is ignored, the substrate can break down and reduce to a size that plugs the outlet pipe, which will cause a sudden loss in power.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Questions97 e320 benz won't idol or move when gas is press (1 answer)
Gear shaft replaced transmission pan removed
the car does not make any noise or show any signs of problems but the engine light came on and mechanic tells me i need new relay and air pump. The car has 180,000 miles.