1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Repair and Maintenance

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

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Problems

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.

Oil Leaking From Oil Level Sensor

An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.

"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Questions

Low max volume output issue (1 answer)

Anyone know why the max is coming from the speakers so low? I can barely hear it! When I turn the volume dial up I can hear it come in and out. Don't know if it's a amp issue or if the dial is stripped on the radio. I just bought the car and had to reset the radio so maybe that has somet...

car starts fine but nothing happens when the gas is pressed. any reason why? (1 answer)

It idles fine but won't rev up.

Can you tell me if it is hard to change the cylinddr lock if it has the infared (1 answer)

infared key

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Reviews

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

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