1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 ProblemsClosing Assist/Door Lock Issues Due to Pneumatic System Problems
Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.
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.
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.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 QuestionsMy 96 mb 500 sl quickly overheated after gasing up within 8 miles blew the motor (1 answer)
first the ac failed and then the oil light whent on and the temperature guage off the chart within a few minutes from being stopped. The car had been hit the prior day and I need to confirm the relationship for the insurance to pay. Please Help!
Went through two containers of coolant after seeing white steam come from exhaust. No oil/coolant mix as of yet. Haappened during hard exceleration. Drove home and refilled,two containers leaked out within 15 minutes.
No blown fuses for seats or side mirrors as well as tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Worked once and then not since.