The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500
1999 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.
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.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions and Answers
How much would it be to fix the front hydraulic cylinders that work the convertible top? They are the ones that are by the sun visors.
The trunk lid stop light bar no longer operates when the other brake light come on. I did not see a specific fuse for the trunk light bar.
How do I troubleshot the problem? How do I remove the...
The trunk lid stop light bar no longer operates when the other brake light come on. All other lights are working fine. I did not see a specific fuse for the trunk light bar. checked all fuses unde...
After having to jumpstart the car the throttle stopped working. The esp light and the abs light came on the dash. after unhhoking the battery and starting the car and turning the wheel all the wa...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Reviews
I love everything about this car. It is a sports car but with a little more room. The ride could be a little smoother, but I think if you have the right tires the ride becomes better. I really like the turning radius and for being a convertible it is pretty quiet with the top up. The Bose stereo is great, I just wish it had an ipod adapter. I have had only minor problems with this car and highly recommend it to any one that is thinking of buying one.