2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz S600

2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 Problems

The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.

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).

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 Questions

there is just no response could a bolt or cable have disconnected? if so we i access it through the actual shifter

I just need to know some tips, recommendation and or proper techniques on how to set the timing chain during removal and installation of the timing chain as this is the most critical step in changing the head gaskets.

I would like to replace the oil coolers where it require pulling of both heads. I got to the valve cover and I am not sure of how continue. should I take out the chain and how is it by taking of the valves ?? and how to remove the headers as it is hard to reach the lower nuts..

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 Recalls

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 Reviews

OMG! where do I start, piece of crab car the only thing its good for is the name and looks, thats it! I have spent over 12K on this car from ignition coils to ABC suspension to god knows what, very disappointed! stay away from this vehicle. I had to buy another vehicle an AUDI, I dont want to take the chance with another BENZ!

they nead to recall all s600 for the abc suspantion

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