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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz SL320

Mercedes-Benz SL320 Models:

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Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problems

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

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.

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

Mercedes-Benz SL320 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 18, 2000

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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 15, 1996

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.

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Engine, April 22, 1996

Summary: THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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Mercedes-Benz SL320 Questions and Answers

donniejr, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Cordova, TN

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 ...

Visitor, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Fisherville, KY

is it very hard to replace drive shaft flex joint

ramflick, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Franconia, NH

i can select reverse and it engages but there is no drive

Visitor, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Fairfax Station, VA

How do I replace my after market radio with a Becker radio?

himatlal, 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320, Clinton, IA

ALSO NEED DETAILS ON REPLACING TIMING CHAIN AND ENGINE VALVE TIMING

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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.

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