1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Problems

Tandem Hydraulic Pumps May Leak From Either Section

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.

Wire Connector on Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module

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.

Flush Brake Fluid Every Two Years

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.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Questions

How can I determine why the window doesn't go down slightly? (2 answers)

The passenger window should go down a slight amount when the door handle is used; the window should return to the full up position when the door is closed. The driver side works normally, but the passenger side works correctly only a small percentage of the time. The electric window switch works ...

EPC and ESP lights on. No forward or reverse gears (1 answer)

engine hard to start and sputters while running

1989 mercedes benz 560 sel where is electric fuel pump relay location (1 answer)

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 of it when the key is on just no fuel coming out. I thin it is a relay where is it.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Recalls

Recall 96V175000
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.
Recall 96V058000
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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