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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.

Engine -- Verified

Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.

Drive Train -- Verified

High mileage vehicles may develop a leak from one or more of the transmission oil seals.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 15, 1996

Summary: IF ONE OF THE HEADLAMP WIPER ARMS BECOMES MISALIGNED, THE WIPER BALDE CAN LODGE IN THE GROOVE UNDER THE HEADLAMP. IF THE WASHERS ARE ACTIVATED WITH THE WIPER BLADE IN THE MISALIGNED AND LODGED POSITION, THE WASHER PUMP WILL RUN CONTINUOUSLY EXPELLING ALL AVAILABLE FLUID.

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Engine, April 22, 1996

Summary: 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 SL320 Questions and Answers

samson143, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Norfolk, VA

what various costs can i expect at a dealer for different component repairs within overall system?

samson143, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Lanexa, VA

what is approx cost to replace

Visitor, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Cheyenne, WY

The soft top will not open. The indicator light is on all the time. The battery was replaced and the windows were re-synchronized. The roll bar will not raise either.

Johan South Africa, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320, York, NY

Sot top Hydrolics refill

Nereus, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Naperville, IL

I am the forth owner of this car, the second owner had a diagnosis of a blown head gasket in 2001 at a mercedes dealer,but he did not have it repaired there. the car seems to run great and there ar...

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