1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
542
to $
803
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
1,576
to $
2,152
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
284
to $
542
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
2,348
to $
2,657
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
604
to $
726

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problems

Rough running motor/lack of power due to failed ignition coil packs/spark plug resistors

Failed ignition coil packs or spark plug resistors can cause a rough running motor or lack of power.

Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor Causing Erratic Engine Operation and Poor Fuel Economy

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix

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.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Questions

I can't get the top to go down. The red light on the convertible switch keeps blinking. Any suggestions? (1 answer)

The "parking brake" waring light is on and beeping sounds come on when I drive. (1 answer)

I have a 1996 Mercedes Benz SL-320. I "do not" have the parking break on, but the brake instrument cluster warning light comes on and when I drive there is a beeping sound. Can I disable this noice by pulling a fuse?

what is the best way to check for a blown head gasket (3 answers)

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 are no oil leaks,in 2001 it had 60,000 miles on it today it's 73,000. I'm guessing it was repa...

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Recalls

Recall 96V175000
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.
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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