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 Problems

Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.

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

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.

Poor AC Performance Due to Refrigerant Loss

A refrigerant leak may develop from one or more of the following AC components: AC compressor, hose manifold for the compressor, or the evaporator core. The loss of refrigerant can cause poor AC performance. Our technicians tell us that proper leak diagnoses should be performed in order to determine the cause of any refrigerant loss.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Questions

I have been using premium gasoline, should I switch to pure gasoline? (1 answer)

I have been using premium clean gasoline and wonder if I should start using pure gasoline.

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?

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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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