2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Problems

Poor AC performance Due to Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

The Differential May Develop Leaks From the Seals or Cover

High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Questions

car is slipping out of gear into apparently neutral while coming off acceleration and can only be corrected by restarting or slowing to ten miles per hour or around that number (2 answers)

transmission seams to perform good until this coming out of gear ocurs

slipping out of gear into i guess neutral while accelerating,restarting solves (4 answers)

transmission seams to perform fine ,problem is corrected if car slows down to like 10 miles per hr it automatically goes back in gear,happens all the time,any info on this flaw?

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Recalls

Sensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode

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 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Reviews

when car is sound it gets five stars,however that is wish-full thinking. frustrated because it seams only the dealerships can fix this car and it costs huge amounts to fix just about any problem,haven't been able to find one person or shop that can work on this car,sure would like to? anyone in the Suffolk county NY area that knows how to fix this car,please contact Jim at jcmiinc@gmail.com

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