1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E320

1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Problems

Bad Spark Plug Wires/Ignition Coils May Cause Misfires and Possible CEL

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

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.

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.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Questions

97 e320 benz won't idol or move when gas is press (1 answer)

Gear shaft replaced transmission pan removed

air pump and relay (2 answers)

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.

I need a fuel replacement in it and do they have a cap or a panel in the trunk? (1 answer)

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Recalls

Recall 00V388000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN THE ABSENCE OF A CRASH.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 Reviews

Bought this 1997 E-320 only 67 K always covered excellent condition Somehow it has a short that burns the fuse when trying to put it in gear. The fuse that controls the dash gages (gas,speedometer, engin idle,etc) and it says CHECK ENGIN. The radio and the A.C. work and it rides good other than all the gages out. My mechanic has no clue Is it the transmission sensor? Any clues?
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...
What should it cost to replace ac condenser unit in a 1997 E320 Mercedes-Benz?

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