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About Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

Belonging to the Mercedes-Benz W126 and W140, which are a series of S-Class automobiles and the S-Class is formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), and is Mercedes-Benz's flagship as well as the successor to Mercedes-Benz Type 300, Mercedes-Benz 500SEL was built by the Daimler-Benz from 1984 to 1985 and between 1992 and 1993 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model of the second-generation S-Class, 500SEL had been available for about four model years although crossing two generations before being replaced by the S500L for the 1994 model year.
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz 500SEL (W126) was produced from 1984 to 1985 and debuted for the 1984 model year when the S-Class was in its second generation. It was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan and came in only one trim level. "SE" in its name stands for S-Klasse-Einspritzmotor and "L" means it has a long wheelbase. During this generation, 500SEL was powered by a 5.0 L V8 rated at 228 hp and 299 lb-ft of torque and power was sent through 4-speed 4G-Tronic automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The more recent 500SEL (W140) arrived at the market for the 1992 model year when the S-Class was in its third generation. Equipped with optional hydropneumatic suspension, standard driver side airbag, passenger side airbag, Traction Control System (TCS), seat belt pretensioners ETR, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and many others, 500SEL then still got power from the 5.0 L V8 good for 322 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed 5G-Tronic automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Having long been considered the classic example of high-tech, high quality German luxury, Mercedes-Benz 500SEL could be your top pick for a perfect mid-size luxury car. However, considering the present 500SEL has got in years, you might as well know how to diagnose and solve these common problems on it:
First, for Mercedes-Benz 500SEL drivers, the worst situation is the engine failure accompanying with the cooling system failure. Normally, few drivers take a notice of the cooling system failure and even they do, most of them have never realized its seriousness. Professional 500SEL repairmen told once the cooling system start to leak coolants and has low coolants levels, the engine will keep overheating and stay at a high operating temperature. Once its temperature could not be cooled down, you will soon get a suffered-performance engine, which will run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues such as hard starting or inability to start. Finally, the vehicle will also experience a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy. The illuminated Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light are your last chance to ensure the working conditions of the 500SEL intake manifold gasket, fuel pump, coolant reservoir, cooling hose, oil filter, air filter, engine control module and valve cover gasket is normal.
Second, another tricky problem on Mercedes-Benz 500SEL is the transmission failure, which could lead to drivability problem and make the vehicle impotent. According to experienced 500SEL drivers, starting with the clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle, leaking transmission fluids on the ground, the indicator not matching the gear, you need to know they are warning you that the transmission system has something wrong. If you ignore them, soon, you will find the transmission slippage or surge and feel hard to shift gears. All these symptoms should be attributed to the 500SEL transmission assembly, shift cable, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
Moreover, always take routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL seriously because it could be life saver sometime. Parts including 500SEL seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight should be maintained routinely as they work hard to create a safe and comfortable driving environment under harsh conditions.
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