About Mercedes-Benz 190E
Belonging to the Mercedes-Benz 190-Class, which was Mercedes-Benz's first compact executive car and was positioned below the E-Class and marketed under variants of the Mercedes-Benz 190 nameplate, Mercedes-Benz 190E was manufactured by a German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG's division Mercedes-Benz, between December 1982 and April 1993 as a compact executive car. Originally introduced as one of two models in the 190-Class lineup, 190E was not that popular in the United States than in Europe. Nicknamed as "baby Benz", 190E was only available for about ten model years before being replaced by the new C-Class.
Mercedes-Benz 190E made its debut in September 1983 for the North American market only as a 1984 model year. It was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan (W201) and came in only one trim level. But 190E was also available for the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution and 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II versions, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1989 and March 1990 respectively, as well as 190E 3.2 AMG version. A sportline package was obtainable on the 190E and it boasted a revolutionary multilink rear suspension, dual sway bars minimized body roll, and anti-squat, anti-dive geometry kept things under control when braking or accelerating, 190E was powered by a 2.3 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 136 horsepower, which increased to 185 horsepower and this engine sent power through 4-speed, 5-speed manual or 4-speed 4G-Tronic automatic transmissions to the rear wheels.
Mercedes-Benz 190E Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Proved to be an excellent driver's car, Mercedes-Benz 190E also succeed to move Mercedes-Benz up the charts in the category of compact executive cars. However, as an old model, 190E, without a doubt, has many common problems as follows:
First, beyond suspicion, the engine failure is definitely the most common problem that Mercedes-Benz 190E could not get away with. As the omen of the vehicle breaking down, the sooner you can solve it, the safer your vehicle will be. Because many 190E drivers do not know how to diagnose and solve this problem, here we provide some practical methods. Normally, this problem often starts with strange sounds like whining, squealing or rattling from the engine, leaking oil on the ground, excessive engine movement; then gradually, the engine runs roughly, misfires, stalls, or won't turn over, some also smell burnt oil odor in the compartment; finally, the vehicle will also lose power while accelerating and consume excessive oil. When the Check Engine Light is activated, you had better inspect if the 190E engine mount, crankshaft gear, timing belt, engine control module, timing chain, air filter, oil filter, spark plug and oxygen sensor are in good condition or not.
Second, another terrible problem that troubles Mercedes-Benz 190E drivers is the transmission failure. If you know something about how the vehicle works, then you may understand the seriousness of this problem. In fact, it is often the culprit of drivability issue and impotent vehicles. To prevent its horrible consequences, some professional 190E repairmen offered some recognizable and simple symptoms of it. If you can hear clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle and find leaking transmission fluids on the ground, you should keep alert. Gradually, you will notice the indicator does not match the gear or the vehicle could not turn off. Finally, the vehicle even starts in another gear or does not go into gear at all. If you find hard to shift the gear and transmission slips or surges, please inspect the working condition of the 190E shift cable, transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, clutch disc and transfer case seal.
But depending on solving above-mentioned problems is not enough to ensure a perfect ride on your Mercedes-Benz 190E. Some vulnerable auto parts of it like the 190E seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight should be maintained routinely to guarantee a consistent best shape.
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