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
$
255
to $
592
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
113
to $
282
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
353
to $
603
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
540
to $
819
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320
$
269
to $
1,913

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problems

Electrical Issues Due to Degraded Engine Wiring Harness

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.

Hard/soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age

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.

Coolant Leak/Overheating Due to Radiator Leak

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

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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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