Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

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Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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.

Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.

AC Not Cold Due to Leaking Hose

A refrigerant leak may develop from one or more of the AC hoses. Proper leak detection procedures should be followed if refrigerant loss in encountered. Replacement of any leaking hoses will we required to restore proper AC operation.

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Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Reviews

great car!! still a head turner after almost 20years.. have owned my 91 420sel now for 5 years and still performs, looks, handles and drives like brand new with only 150k...maintenance can be costly..GREAT Highway cruiser..no cup holders :( .. last of the big(long) dinosaurs..
THE HANDLING REALLY NICE THE VENT DOES NOT OPENING TOOK ME FOR AWHILE TO GET AC ON ALMOST 1991 S CLASS HAVING PROBLEM WITH CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH IT'S DOESN'T WORKING SOME TIMES DOES.I'VE GOT BAD FUEL PUMP ON BOTH LEAKING TO REPLACED COST ME $500.000.
what other automobile would you even consider that has 150k miles and still cost $5k or better..and get a consistent thumbs up!

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