The emissions air injection pump can seize, causing a loud squealing noise followed by smoke from the drive belt. If the engine is not turned off, the belt will break, turning on the alternator/battery warning light.
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Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Problems
Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).
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.
High mileage vehicles may develop a leak from one or more of the transmission oil seals.
It is not uncommon to encounter premature failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Questions and Answers
Which is the correct rear differential for the 300 te 4matic. What is the part number? Where can I get a rebuilt unit?
How much would it be for just both rear bearings parts without the service of someone fixing the bearings?
Very loud noise in wheel bearing when driving
when I press the break it goes sponggie when stopping and when I pump the break it goes back to "normal".This is happening every now and again. Any suggestions?
How many hours of labor does this job take?
Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Reviews
i have a 1991 300te 4matic wagon, my questions are, (a) i need to top up the suspension fluid, where can i buy and what brand and does it have part numbers? (b) how can i pull down the rear seats if that is possible? i hope you could help me with these questions, im new with this kind of car so please bear with me..
I have a black one with gray leather.Drives awesome.Put in a 92 engine,great.Not sure if the tranny drives at 4th gear because at 65 miles /hour revs at 3000. Head turner with no ac working.I have to get it fixed this week.Former owner took out 4matic because she thought it wasted the tires too fast