1998 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz S600
- Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking
- Flush Brake Fluid Every Two Years
- Closing Assist/Door Lock Issues Due to Pneumatic System Problems
- Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor
- Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix
1998 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.