Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz 190E
Mercedes-Benz 190E Models:
Mercedes-Benz 190E Problems
One or more door windows may stop working due to a failed window regulator. Replacement of the failed regulator will be necessary to correct this concern.
Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.
The AC system may not blow cold air due to Refrigerant leaks from AC manifold hoses. Leak diagnoses, most commonly using leak detection dye, may be necessary to determine the exact location of any leaks.
A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.
The cooling system hoses may fail unexpectedly. The hoses can look good on the outside, but the rubber can degrade and erode on the inside. If not carefully checked, the hoses can burst at any time.
Mercedes-Benz 190E Questions and Answers
Since the A/C isn't working,I'm changing to the new freon. Replaced condenser(leaking) receiver/dryer and heater valve. Started smelling anti-freeze in cabin so I will be changing out the...
My MB dealer suspects carbon builtup somewhere in the system and says replacement might be needed and cost up to US$4,000. It has 145k on it. Suggestions?
When it finally starts,engine runs great. Get over 25 mpg. Was told by repair shop that part in fuel delivery systyem was leaking. Part to cost $1,400.00 to replace. Deceided not to replace. Bad i...
my heater blows hot air all the time . when the a/c is on the defrost blows hot hot air! the a/c works but the heater blows so hot it can not keep up. thanks,. chad
Mercedes-Benz 190E Reviews
My car starts but will not stay started. Today I was trying to start it and the master cylinder backfired. Please advise
I have a 1993 Mercedes 190E. Nice driving car. Has many problems, mostly electrical. Only the driver side window works. Rear passenger tire is "shooting bullets". At times my car will not crank up in the cold. To get a/c, I have to turn on the heat and then turn down the temperature dial. The speaker on the back driver side is the only one that works. Very choppy while shifting gears. Shakes very hard while sitting at a light. Great steering and handling.
Got a 1992 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.6L 154,00 miles
stable , fun driving car. Too many problems. specially electrical. Poor
head valve design caused early failure. Not what Mercedes was, should be.
I purchased my 1990 190e 2.6L 6-cyl, with 176,000 on it in Royal Oak, MI from Karl Heinz Automotive, a private repair garage owned by a previous BMW-M-B mechanic who went out on his own years ago.
From the records, it seems like the previous owner purchased the car about 10 years ago with 120K on it and had it as a 2nd car. Much had been repaired on the car including paint, the heater core and anything else that needed it when the time came. I was out of a job at the time (I came from the automotive business in the Detroit metro area- no surprises here) so the price the price was a godsend. The repair shop said "everything worked" which meant that it had the main things like the brakes, exhaust system., A/C, new Brillstein shocks, replaced recently and the head and valves had been done within the last two years. The previous owner had been a Tuskegee airman, now in his 90s, and I regret not having been able to meet him as the car was sold on consignment.
The car needed tires and has a yet to be resolved problem with starting when warmed up and the tac rising to 2000 RPM, but it's been a pleasure to drive and my wife enjoys driving it as well. It's a classy old car and it treats us good, but I want to get the starting problem fixed before I destroy something beyond my ability to get repaired because of cost.
I'll be back at work in a week or two and hope to catch up with the repairs. I love the car and if I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd get a new E-Class Cabriolet for the wife, but I'd gladly keep the 190 2.6 for me and enjoy fixing it up. H. H. Birmingham, MI