1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600

1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Problems

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

As brake fluid becomes dirty over time, it can cause a failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years to help prevent this issue.

Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Questions

The Drivers door can only be open or closed with the key, all other doors work fine. Also the remote Trunk opener does not work but can be open if the car is unlocked. The problem is permanent but happen just recently.
I am pretty handy and have done a lot work on this car. Just need the right g...

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Recalls

THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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