Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

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Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Problems

Transmission Oil Seals May Leak on High Mileage Vehicles

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


Rough Running Engine Due to Misfire

A rough running motor or lack of power can be caused by a failed distributor cap or rotor, ignition wires (or their resistors), or valve cover gasket leaks. If the valve cover gasket leaks, oil can pool where the ignition wire resistor connects to the spark plug. The resistor can fail and the spark plug may not fire because of a short circuit through the oil.

Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.

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Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Questions

Anyone in Ga (1 answer)

Can you please recommend a mechanic for my car

Wont start and sometime turns off (1 answer)

Sometimes its will not start but always eventually does if i wait amd try again. And sometime it turns off while driving. I took it to a shop and theybhad for a whole week and could not reproduce the problem. The mechanic even took it for two days and drove personally at my request. It was fine f...

what are signs that the manifold gaskets are leaking (1 answer)

In looking over the car I recently bought -- 1990 560SEL with 114,000 miles -- when I had the brakes redone the shop I went to told me they detected leaks in the manifold gaskets. I have no performance issues, not sure I trust the shop who I think thinks I am a little old lady who knows nothing a...

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Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Reviews

This is a great car. Love its body style... presence but not over bearing Sleak stylish but elegant. Sophisticated but flamboyant. It has the "look".. no question... she is on the road... I am not a racer but I can get up and down the road. I have an issue coming up with the timing chain needing to be replaced... cost at the dealership is beyond the book value of th...
This is a great car that is reliable, the main issue to this model are the standard high-mileage leaks from the valve cover gaskets. Some dealer parts are actually cheaper than aftermarket. In comparison to the 1994 BMW 740iL, it is cheaper to maintain and eventhough it has a 5.6 litre engine, burns less fuel.

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