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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600

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1997 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.

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 18, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CORROSION OF THE ELECTRICAL IGNITION FILAMENT OF THE AIR BAG GAS GENERATOR MODULE CAN OCCUR IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN AREAS OF FREQUENTLY HIGH HUMIDITY.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Questions and Answers

HORGMJ, 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Wareham, MA

I purchaced a 1997 sl600 with minor frot end damage.All work is done ad now after starting the car,the front suspension stays down.Resivore tank was low so we filled it and still nothing.The rear ...

typhoontaz, 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Ontario, CA

I need to remove the tcm and not sure which one it is. is it the A0215452232?

760dave71, 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Bishop, CA

would it be fuses? or something else?

dda521, 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600, Happy Valley, OR

Now car will not level out to be able to drive. Front end is dragging the ground and rear end is up fully extended.

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