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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems
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.
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.
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.
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.
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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.Learn more »
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions and Answers
I have changed the flywheel sensor 3 times and the car still kills when I come to a stop sign. It has killed at 55 mph but starts itself after I slow down or step on the gas. the wire harness seem...
my sl 500 has a problem with the suspension. the hydraulics are not working?? has it got anything to do with the control unit?? i was told thats where my problem is.. and the drop top does not work...
my battery was low and when I tried to start the car this happened
I was having aproblem with the security system so I disconnected the battery to reset it. Now I need a code to turn on the radio. I am the third owner of this vehicle and do not have the original o...
had bad ticking noise replaced all oiler tubes and valve cover gaskets