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

Rough Running Motor/Lack of Power Due to Coil Pack/Ignition Module Failure

Engine misfires (rough running) and lack of power are commonly caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module faults. Proper diagnoses should isolate the cause and prevent unnecessary replacement of good parts.

Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking

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).

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Questions

its leacking coolant at the back of the engine. Is it the hose? cant find exactl (1 answer)

I am currently having some stiff steering and noise at i turn the car. (1 answer)

The steering is a bit stiff and noise is comng from the front passnger side as i turn the car to the right

The Driver Door and the Trunk pneumatic do not work (1 answer)

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

Recall 96V058000
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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1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Reviews

I have 1996 Mercedes Benz S600, 4 door sedan model. The A/C compressor died at 45,000 miles, cost for the unit is $3000.00 excluding labor charge. The battery died at 40,000 miles. The interior are full of plastic. The passenger visor hinge which contained a mirror broke and every time the car went through potholes it rattle and made a lot of noise. The electronic fuel gas gauge got stuck and s...

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