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
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229
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361
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420
$
187
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281
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420
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2,273
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2,997
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420
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606
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1,269
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420
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274
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371

1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Problems

Premature Tire Wear Due to Cracked Lower Control Arm Bushings

The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

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.

Mass Air Flow Sensor Failure Causing Poor Fuel Economy and Check Engine Light on

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

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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
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 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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