2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
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442

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Problems

Flush Brake Fluid Every Two Years

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.

Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing Can Crack or Tear

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Questions

Looking at buying 2005 SL55 AMG with 41000 miles, clean carfax but have concern (1 answer)

The rear crankshaft seal has been replaced twice in the last 3000 miles or so, could this be sign of serious engine problem and wouldn't the engine and transmission have to be removed to do this?

The driver side door opens from inside but not from outside. how do I repair (1 answer)

This occurs all the time. wondering if someone has a solution

Clicking noise behind the drivers seat, when start up and shut off? (1 answer)

Can it be fixed?

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Recalls

Sensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode

Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.

 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Reviews

2005 SL55 AMG Extremely quick, comfortable, and enjoyable to drive. If roads are bad where you live I'd stay away from Low Profile 20's on this car, as I've had to have mine repaired twice in 6 months. it's slippery fast when you really want to go and using the paddle shifters gives you even more control - head turner and worth every dime!

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