1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Problems

Check Engine Light and Engine Misfire

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.

Check Engine Light On Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.

Poor AC performance Due to Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Questions

random missfirecode #8 what is the # order on the v8 (1 answer)

I have an e420 with ignition trouble.help what do i do? (1 answer)

I was able to remove the key cylinder but now the sreering is still locked and in park.? how do i remove the ignition with the steering locked still i have tried turning the weel while trying to engage the starter but it will not come free.
Any advice in this matter would be greatly appriciate...

Car was driving good two days ago. Next morn it would not start. What happened? (1 answer)

My car has 62k miles. Runs excellent. The gas light was on and I drove it home fine. The next morning it would not start. Put gas in the tank still wont start.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Recalls

Recall 00V388000

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Reviews

1997 E420 Sport - My first Mercedes, bought from a friend's estate. Car is a creampuff, 95,000 miles and all dealer serviced. The exhaust system is like a new car, not rusted, the chassis is really olid,again no rot. The materials used are very high quality and the car holds up well as a result. Over the years and during the extended warranty the tranny was replaced, as was the AC blower motor...

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