1998 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz S600
- Rough Running Motor/Lack of Power Due to Coil Pack/Ignition Module Failure
- Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking
- Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration
- Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles
- Flush Brake Fluid Every Two Years
1998 Mercedes-Benz S600 Problems
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.
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).
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.