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
$234 to $429
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
$136 to $185
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
$401 to $492

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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.

Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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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?

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

Can it be fixed?

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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 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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