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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz SL320
Mercedes-Benz SL320 Models:
Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problems
As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.
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.
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.
Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.
Mercedes-Benz SL320 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CORROSION OF THE ELECTRICAL IGNITION FILAMENT OF THE AIR BAG GAS GENERATOR MODULE CAN OCCUR IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN AREAS OF FREQUENTLY HIGH HUMIDITY.Learn more »
Summary: IF ONE OF THE HEADLAMP WIPER ARMS BECOMES MISALIGNED, THE WIPER BALDE CAN LODGE IN THE GROOVE UNDER THE HEADLAMP. IF THE WASHERS ARE ACTIVATED WITH THE WIPER BLADE IN THE MISALIGNED AND LODGED POSITION, THE WASHER PUMP WILL RUN CONTINUOUSLY EXPELLING ALL AVAILABLE FLUID.Learn more »
Mercedes-Benz SL320 Questions and Answers
My car runs great when it's warm. However, as soon as it get cold (below 60 degrees) it surges when I take off and the trans shifts slowly. I had the mass air unit replaced and trottle body ...
is it very hard to replace drive shaft flex joint
i can select reverse and it engages but there is no drive
How do I replace my after market radio with a Becker radio?
ALSO NEED DETAILS ON REPLACING TIMING CHAIN AND ENGINE VALVE TIMING
Mercedes-Benz SL320 Reviews
Very zippy vehicle corner's great at high speed with little oversteer
Hydraulic and vacuum system is complicated to troubleshoot and some parts are very expensive even for DIY.
Fun car to drive -- my girl friend loves it!
We have been having a problem with our headlamp wipers. They won't work. WE spent over $300.00 for a new motor to enable them to work and they still don't work. We thought we JUST turned on the windshield wipers and the headlamp wipers should work also. CAn anyone advise?
Frustrated in Carnegie.