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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500

1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500

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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

As brake fluid becomes dirty over time, it can cause a failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years to help prevent this issue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

One or more of the following steering linkage components may wear prematurely;  tie rod ends, drag link, or idler arm. Our technicians remind us the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted if any of these items are replaced.

1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions and Answers

sharony, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500, Jersey City, NJ

I need to replace the cluster in my 1991 sl500 and now I can't release the hard top, it makes a click and then nothing happens could this have something to do with the cluster?

Shawn94SL500, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500, Lakewood, CA

Can I replace the manual a/c / heater control in my '94 SL500 with the newer ('99+) electronic control unit? I really like the look and use-ability of the newer unit. Is this a "plug...

Visitor, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500, Ardmore, TN

How can I access the dashboard area to reach the rear of the radio of my 1994 SL500 to add my Sony 10-disc CD player? I would like to add this to my car as it is still a very good useable unit and...

Visitor, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500, Muscle Shoals, AL

I put new battery in 6 mths ago. Car was not driven for3 months during which time battery went dead. Now battery won't jump start or charge. What could cause this and/or fix this?

darin94merc, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500, Sugar Land, TX

Sometimes if I simply turn the car off and then back on it starts blowing cold again.
At time it may take a week to 10 days for it to start working again & it will work fine for 2-4 weeks. What...

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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Reviews

Car is in great condition, with what I consider not excessive milage (115,000). Everything goes out at once; the power steering leaks, the air conditioner went out (all the way - blower assembly, compressor, etc.) to the tune of $5000, and the a couple of hydraulic cylinders to lift the convertable top started leaking. In this car there are 13 of them (maybe 16 I forget), and you have to practically disassemble the car interior to get to them. And if you just replace a couple the rest start to fail pretty much in series so had to replace them all. Rebuilt ones save a thousand or more. Basically put $10,000+ in it to get it back to like new...until something else goes. I believe I am putting my mechanic's kids through college.

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