Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Problems

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.

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

 

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.

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Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Questions

Car has a hard bounce in the rear. Feels like a lowrider at times.

COOLANT MIXING INTO THE OIL-COMPRESSION CHECKS SHOWS NO LEAKS!

air condition works great, when the hot car is parked shortly, I get heat in 2 side air registers mixing with the cold air. when it happens I shut down the 2 registers and divert the cold air to the center registers by switching on the extra air blower.
The back seat air condition duct delivers ...

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Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Reviews

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

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.

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