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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz E300

Mercedes-Benz E300 Models:

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Problems

Engine -- Verified

Fuel leaks can develop around the high pressure fuel injection pump.
The fuel lines around the fuel filter and the fuel pump also tend to
leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

High mileage vehicles may develop a leak from one or more of the transmission oil seals.

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).

Engine -- Verified

Oil leaks can develop around the oil filter housing.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A malfunctioning HVAC blower motor regulator can cause the blower motor to operate below the requested speed or not at all. Updated regulators are available; the blower motor and cover need to be replaced at the same time to upgrade the system.

Mercedes-Benz E300 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A WRONG CLAMP MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE WINDOW AIR BAG UNITS.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 2, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN THE ABSENCE OF A CRASH.

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Electrical & Lights, March 15, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT PASSENGER METAL FOOT REST CAN, OVER TIME, ABRADE THROUGH THE WIRING HARNESS UNDER THE FOOT REST CAUSING THE WIRING HARNESS TO SHORT CIRCUIT.

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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 E300 Questions and Answers

g_code_llc, 1996 Mercedes-Benz E300, San Diego, CA

Hi,
My automatic window "ground" to a halt while it was down the other day. It sounded like the motor was still working but like some gear structure broke and was ground up. I need to kn...

Visitor, 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300, El Dorado, AR

My car runs out great but has a ruff idle. what might be the cause of this?

fritzcox, 1996 Mercedes-Benz E300, Pasadena, MD

leaks all the time

Natjoy23, 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300, Tampa, FL

Does any one know how to change brake pads on 95 e300 diesel? I

Fugitive, 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300, Saint Petersburg, FL

The first time this happend, I tried 40 or so times with no success. towed it to a mechanic and when he went to work on it the next morning it started right up. He tried it 20 times and it kept s...

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Reviews

From Portland, OR to Lancaster, CA (approx 1000 miles) in 11 hours means that I was averaging about 90 mph for almost half a day. The durability of this car is impressive. The car was more at home (mechanically synchronized, or running smooth and quiet)at these speeds than anytime I had driven it in the 65 mph range. As well, it got very close to 23 mpg at that rate of speed. Fantastic. I did have to put in a quart of oil at a fill-up at about the 500 mile mark, but - so what. Except for some minor things (after all it is a 23 year old family sedan - E300 AMG) like the oil light staying on - no matter the oil pressure or quantity - and a fail on the right rear passenger window, and an occasional odor of oil in the passenger compartment, I don't see how anyone could ask for more. It has performed so well, I decided to get another one for myself (this car belongs to my wife). I'm afriad that this car has turned me into a Mercedes snob! However, I'll just have to live with it - Hee, hee, hee. If the window didn't fail I would have given five stars for both interior and electric. If the engine didn't have a notorious habit of oil seepage at the right front of the six cylinders and odor in the cockpit, the engine would have five stars also. Blower noise and air conditioning controls are awkward for me also - however, I'll not be selling this car soon, or, probably anytime this side of my grave!

My first Mercedes was a 1958 219...Loved it! I bought it from a German junk yard in 1966 for $400. It was a "tank". Now that I am retired, I found a 1995 E300 Diesel with 70,000 miles. Very nice automobile. It gets over 33mpg and rides like a dream.

my 1998 e300td is a great car 300000 miles and still running fine

Beautiful car, only problem i've had is injector pump leaking , and battery keeps draining.

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