Mercedes-Benz 190E Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 190E

Mercedes-Benz 190E Problems

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.

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.

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.

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Mercedes-Benz 190E Questions

Person who did smog test told me to put guaranteed to pass liquid but still didn't pass. Said something about cadillac converter

ignition stuck several times, no longer will move out of lockled position, key easily removed from ignition, I have tried to move the steering wheel, it is also locked.

whines when driving and three of the electric windows don't work

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Mercedes-Benz 190E Reviews

I bought the car, 1989 190E 2.6, with 100K miles about 6 months ago off Craigslist. It wasn't running but it was very inexpensive and cosmetically excellent. The owner before me drove it home from work one day, 2 1/2 years ago and it quit and he left it in the driveway. I paid the $500 he was asking and towed her home. This is what she needed and I did all the work myself: New Battery-$60 New...

My car starts but will not stay started. Today I was trying to start it and the master cylinder backfired. Please advise Thanks, Tommu Lee

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 ...

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