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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Problems
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.
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.
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).
The electronic throttle assembly may suffer an electrical failure. It is often cheaper to send the valve to a service center for repair that to purchase a new part.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Questions and Answers
Where is the hydraulic fuel level? Under the spare tire? Evan with the engine on the soft top switch only blinks & the soft top motor does not make any noise. At first try it did make a noise b...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Reviews
Cons= cost of maintenance
Pros= Beautiful vehicle, excellent fit and finish, very respectable performance, exotic.
I gave the Brakes only 4 stars due to the brakes squealing after every car washing :(