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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430

1998 Mercedes-Benz E430

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Brake lamp housings can melt, resulting in a loss of contact for the brake light bulb holder. If this happens, the brake light will not work. Replacement of the damaged lamp housing should correct this problem.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Questions and Answers

tlee, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430, Chestnut Hill, MA

My front engine seal failed and i replaced it but when i start the car it blows it out again and oil comes out from it. What may cause the seal to blow agian and fail???

tlee, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430, Chestnut Hill, MA

Where can i locate the the PVC system and check the whole system by myself?

Would the system cause a oil leak in front of the engine? looks liek the lower half of the engineif your standing in ...

tlee, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430, Chestnut Hill, MA

Would the system cause a oil leak in front of the engine? looks liek the lower half of the engineif your standing in front of the engine. Looks like oil is leaking from the right side front side of...

monica45, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430, Lithonia, GA

Approximately how much will it cost to repair a drive shaft

mike430, 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430, Mount Laurel, NJ

I just purchased a 1998 e430 and the ac is blowing out hot air. I bought 2 cans of refrigerant but when i got under the hood i could only find the low side. Can anyone tell me where to look possibl...

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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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