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

Malfunctioning Regulators May Cause Blower Motor Failure

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.

Failed Exhaust Catalytic Converter May Cause Rattle From Beneath Vehicle

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.

Radiators Break Due to Degradation of the Plastic Tanks and Fittings

A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.

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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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