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.
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.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 QuestionsWhere is the Relay located for the secondary air injection Pump (1 answer)
The Pump runs continues to run until I unplug it
The car does not seem to respond to my key fab or manually to the master key. The batteries in the key fab needed to be replaced for a while so I just used the key manually. Last night the car would not start and got stranded in a parking lot. The car acts like it is electronically locked out...