1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430

1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Problems

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.

A squeak from the steering column is often related to a rubber boot in the column or a seal in the power steering rack.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Questions

It idles fine but won't rev up.

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The fan stopped working abruptly and the next morning when we went to start te care the battery had gone dead due to what seems to be a fan that was stating on after the ignitionwas turned off. Please advise on this ..

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Reviews

Great car; however, excessive repairs are needed, which is really costly.

i own 2 of these cars,one of the best models that mercedes has build. small problems here and there,nothing major. get the car repaired by the best independent shop in town and have no issues.250k miles and no car payments goes a long way.

Car run smooth & accelerates good. Have had check engine light go on several times and was told the (2) rear oxygen sensors need to be replaced for $700 each. I did not have them replaced. Instead I used Z Max gas & oil additive and the check engine light went away. My son in law who took automotive tech said they had tested it in school and it works as claimed.

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