Mercedes-Benz 190E Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 190E

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Mercedes-Benz 190E Problems

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.

Coolant Leak/Overheating Due to Radiator Leak

A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.

Throttle Valves May Experience Electrical Failure

The electronic throttle assembly may suffer an electrical failure. It is often cheaper to send the valve to a service center for repair that to purchase a new part.

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Mercedes-Benz 190E Reviews

I bought the car, 1989 190E 2.6, with 100K miles about 6 months ago off Craigslist. It wasn't running but it was very inexpensive and cosmetically excellent. The owner before me drove it home from work one day, 2 1/2 years ago and it quit and he left it in the driveway. I paid the $500 he was asking and towed her home. This is what she needed and I did all the work myself: New Battery-$60 New...
My car starts but will not stay started. Today I was trying to start it and the master cylinder backfired. Please advise Thanks, Tommu Lee
I have a 1993 Mercedes 190E. Nice driving car. Has many problems, mostly electrical. Only the driver side window works. Rear passenger tire is "shooting bullets". At times my car will not crank up in the cold. To get a/c, I have to turn on the heat and then turn down the temperature dial. The speaker on the back driver side is the only one that works. Very choppy while shifting gears. Shakes ve...

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