1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E
- High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures
- Engine Problems Due to Distributor Cap and Rotor, Bad Ignition Wires, or Valve Cover Gasket Leaks
- Interior Wood Trim Cracks Due to Age and Sun Exposure
- Speedometers May Fail Due to Internal Drive Gear Wear
- Failure of EHA valve may cause fuel/engine problems
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Problems
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.
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.
Due to age and sun exposure, the interior wood trim cracks and the finish gets a cloudy haze. Replacement if the trim would be the most common solution to the problem.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Questions
Starts with some delay initially and has stalled on highway when traffic ls moving slowly or at a stop and go condition
the freeway twice, but mostly when coming to a stop or pulling into a parking spot. I paid dealer $220 for diagnostic which was not definitive. They said it "probably needed the two fuel pumps and gas filter replaced at $1200. I decided to change gas brand and put in a fuel filter cleansi...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Reviews
Everything is great except when taking off at a dead stop, it tends to feel like it's not gonna make it then, wham, she takes off barks 2nd gear and goes. And that is with a striaght 6 cyl
I have this Mercedes-Benz 1990 3000E all of sudden out of no were, the car was on park went to put in reverse the park car would not move! Had no signs of tranny problems at all! No leaks at all! car runs awesome until this! mileage is 168000! What could this be?
power seats will not work if doors are closed but work when any door is opened------any ideas to problem thanks