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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problems
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.
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.
The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.
Failed ignition coil packs or spark plug resistors can cause a rough running motor or lack of power.
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Recalls (Recent)
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Questions and Answers
How does one access the fog lamps to replace them or the bulb?
My a/c is blowing off the freon from what seems to be a relief valve located behind the l.f.headlight. what may be the problem?
Where is the fuel filter located on the 97 sl 320. I need to replace it
need to take off hard top switch doesnt work.
nothing happens...just need to know where to locate fuel filter on my car!