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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500

1997 Mercedes-Benz S500

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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Brakes -- Verified

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

Brakes -- Verified

As brake fluid becomes dirty over time, it can cause a failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years to help prevent this issue.

1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions and Answers

carl62, 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500, Guild, TN

replaced no 5 coil and miss cleared up two weeks later no 1 and 6 show misfiring,replaced coils and all new platinum plugs still missing, runs clear when cold and then developes miss within 5 to 10...

Visitor, 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500, Decatur, GA

engine runs hot while driving

SCOOTER069, 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500, Palm Springs, CA


nickyj, 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500, Glendale, AZ

i want to change the spark plugs on my 97 s500 but i never did that before so is it hard are they visibale or they hidden and what kind of tools i need

TuffEnough, 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500, North Aurora, IL

the wiper intermittently work ,,, the abs srs lights intermittently come on ,flashers behave strange ...you turn on left right comes on etc

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