Mercedes-Benz 400SE Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 400SE

Mercedes-Benz 400SE Problems

The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.

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.

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

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Mercedes-Benz 400SE Questions

After finally reaching level ground it then takes off. In August I had work done on the front end. This started occurring after that.

After finally reaching level ground it then takes off.

how is the driver door panel removed

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