Mercedes-Benz 300SD Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 300SD

Mercedes-Benz 300SD Problems

Premature Tire Wear Due to Cracked Lower Control Arm Bushings

The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar tire wear problems. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

Tandem Hydraulic Pumps May Leak From Either Section

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 wire harness damage due to leaking battery

The battery can leak acid onto the engine compartment wiring harness, causing damage to the wiring from corrosion.

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Mercedes-Benz 300SD Questions

Only one lifter was leaking now all six how do I fix (1 answer)

There is fuel coming out of hoses it's everywhere

How to remove Auxiliary fan assembly and fan blades in Mercedes 1992 300SD (1 answer)

Problems to remove the auxiliary.

please help me out love this car (1 answer)

when i put the car in reverse the engine revs up and jerks in to reverse. also the ac or heat wnt blow out the vents

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Mercedes-Benz 300SD Reviews

Beautiful road car. Well balanced. With me, a full tank of fuel and a suitcase in the trunk the car has 2500 lbs on the front axel and 2500 lbs on the real axel. Has long legs (28 gal tank and 30 MPG on the road) which gives me an 840 mile range to fuel exhaustion. I had just about everything replaced under MB warranty (new factory crated engine, turbocharger, A/C evaporato...

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