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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Some models have tandem hydraulic pumps—one section for power steering and the other for suspension adjustment. These pumps are prone to leakage from either section.

Engine -- Verified

An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Drive Train -- Verified

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 15, 1996

Summary: IF ONE OF THE HEADLAMP WIPER ARMS BECOMES MISALIGNED, THE WIPER BALDE CAN LODGE IN THE GROOVE UNDER THE HEADLAMP. IF THE WASHERS ARE ACTIVATED WITH THE WIPER BLADE IN THE MISALIGNED AND LODGED POSITION, THE WASHER PUMP WILL RUN CONTINUOUSLY EXPELLING ALL AVAILABLE FLUID.

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Engine, April 22, 1996

Summary: THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Wilmington, NC

I just purchased the car & it was extremely low on fuel.I filled it up with 93 octane/lucas engine treatment, & tokk it to a laser wash.It drives perfect on the highway,stoplights idling, b...

richard9174, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Wilmington, NC

I received the car with an empty tank of gas.I filled it up with 93 octane & a bottle of Lucas engine treatment.I then drove it to a laser wash.The vehicle performed great until I got home &...

psisney, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600, El Paso, TX

rollbar light and rollbar switch light on all the time

bryon81, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Apopka, FL

it was running very good then just stopped running have 1/2 tank of gas then just stopped i checked the gas coming out of the fuel filter in the back of the car underit there is no fuel coming out ...

mcharper, 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Accokeek, MD

engine hard to start and sputters while running

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