1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems

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.

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.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions

my soft top will not unlatch above the windshield, any ideas?

Not long ago I discovered that I had a dead battery. After recharging @ reprogramming my 98 SL500 everything seemed fine. Then when I killed the car I sat listening and hear a small, very quiet fan blowing up thru the Defrost. The only way I can keep it from draining my battery is if I remove the...

How do I remove the BOSE system so I can get to the hydraulic cylinder?

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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Reviews

very good condition, low miles

1998 SL500 with 123k miles now. It has 32 valves and dual OHC. A pleasure to drive. From 1999 through about 2008 I think they have one OHC and 24 valves. I love the car but its like a mistress that always wants more. At 99,000 miles one hydraulic roof cylinder (they raise and lower the soft top) went out-1800; at 107,000 the transmission went-4,700 at AAMCO: to be fair, it may have gone out...

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