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Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A cracked or broken heater core outlet housing can cause a coolant leak near the bulkhead (firewall). Our technicians remind us that coolant leaks should be repaired in order to avoid overheating the engine due to coolant loss.

Drive Train -- Verified

High mileage vehicles may develop a transmission fluid leak from one or more of the oil seals.
 

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Questions and Answers

mccsl, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, Abington, MA

I am having issues where the vehicle is actually dropping oil pressure when it gets hot. when you get to about 2000 rpm the oil pressure drops and the red light comes on. the pressure sensor has be...

BullCow, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, Jackson, TN

1985 Mercedes, haven't run in a while. Charged battery but doesn't seem to be getting gas to carborater. Won't keep running.

Ed Eugenio, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, Chesapeake, VA

Check engine warning light is on. Is there any way I can reset this? What should I be checking? It's been on for over a year now.

I replaced fan belt and there's a squicking sound in t...

Visitor, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, Logan, UT

when my mb500sel get up warm the oil gauge go under number 1 when is cool go up number 3 thas normal? something grown wit the pressure oil?

Visitor, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, Sunnyvale, CA

are european vehicles loosened clockwise

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Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Reviews

My 1992 SEL 500 is a fantastic car rides and handles super nice..
Gas milige is terible.. but still love my car..I want to put it in storage.. toylex you just cant beat mercedez! so stop trying.

I own the fabled 500sel w140, it is a smooth ride!

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