1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S420
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 ProblemsFaulty Mass Air Flow Sensor Causing Erratic Engine Operation and Poor Fuel Economy
A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.
The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.
Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 QuestionsIs my transmission going out or can i put fluid in it,if so where? (1 answer)
My car all of a sudden wouldn't shift past 25 miles per hour and was sounding like it was trying to shift but was going all the way into the red. I had my boyfriend drive it and it worked for him. Then i drove it later that day for a bit it was ok and then started again and he then drove it a...