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About Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

As a model in the Mercedes-Benz W126, which is 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 560SEL was built by the Daimler-Benz between 1986 and 1991 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model of the second-generation S-Class, 560SEL was available for only six model years before being discontinued.
Mercedes-Benz 560SEL (W126) made its debut for the 1986 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. "SEL" in its name S-Klass-Einspritzmotor-Long wheelbase in German. As one of the second-generation S-Class models, 560SEL was also the first to equip Mercedes-Benz safety innovations, including the first seatbelt pretensioners. Besides, it was also equipped with driver side airbag, passenger side airbag, Traction Control System (TCS), namely Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR), Anti-locking Braking System (ABS), crumple zones front and rear, fluted taillights, high strength low alloy steel, courtesy lights on the underside of the doors, eight-way powered, dual stage heated front seats, and optional automatic climate control and others. During its whole lifetime, 560SEL had been powered by a 5.5 L V8 rated at 295 hp and 336 lb-ft of torque and power was sent through a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting state-of-the-art luxury and safety features as Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is with country club prestige, it has been popular among car enthusiasts. But since the youngest 560SEL is now at least twenty-six years old, you have every need to be prepared for these common problems on it:
First, a rough running engine is what the Mercedes-Benz 560SEL drivers complain most about their driving. This is a typical symptom of engine failure and it is not strange since it is often seen as the omen of the vehicle breaking down. And this problem has more symptoms for you to diagnose according to professional 560SEL repairmen. At first, if the engine has something wrong, it will make some noises such as whining, squealing or rattling to attract your attention; then, if you ignore these sounds, the engine will have performance issues such as misfiring, stalling, hard starting or inability to start. Finally, the vehicle will also lose power when acceleration and have poor gas mileage. The advice is once the Check Engine Light is lit, the 560SEL ML430 spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine control module, oxygen sensor, exhaust manifold gasket, fuel pump and valve cover gasket need a thorough inspection.
Second, another horrible problem on Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is the transmission failure. This problem is either unknown or underestimated by drivers, especially when they have not enough knowledge about the working principles of the automobiles. In fact, it could be bad enough to result in drivability problem and even make the vehicle impotent. Some experienced 560SEL drivers warned that when there are clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle, transmission fluids leaking on the ground and the indicator not matching the gear, you need to pay more attention to the transmission system. Next, you will find hard to shift gear, the vehicle starts in another gear or refuses to go into any gear and even transmission slippage or surging. All these symptoms should be attributed to the 560SEL transmission assembly, shift cable, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
However, you had better take routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL if you want to enjoy a perfect ride on it. Some parts including 560SEL seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight undertake the responsibility of creating a safe and comfortable driving environment, but they are exposed to harsh working conditions all the time, you need to maintain them routinely to ensure their prime condition.
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