1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 ProblemsActive Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.
Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.
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.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 QuestionsI have a 1998 mercedes SL500 theres a grinding noise coming from the front passanger side wheel but the rotor and pads seem fine and can't find where its coming from (1 answer)
Noise has become more audible and constant..not so much over bumps or braking
my soft top will not unlatch above the windshield, any ideas?