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On an electric convertible top system the usual causes for failure are the switch, the motor(s), or something broken causing a bind in the mechanics of the retractable top. It is easiest to start with a visual inspection of the...
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Won't start - not getting fuel into the injectors
Hey there, thanks for writing in. Lack of fuel pressure here often points out a clogged fuel filter. I would have an experienced technician inspect the fuel system and check pressure at the fuel feed line under the hood. The...
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Car won't shift to 3rd gear
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL. Inspect the linkages from the shifter handle to the transmission for any worn or broken parts. A problem here can cause problems shifting as well. If you need help...
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Air conditioning compressor
There may be an internal problem with the AC compressor. Look at the belt that drives the compressor and if it looks abnormally worn, the compressor may be putting extra resistance on the belts which can be a sign of...
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I Reversed battery cables on My 1992 Mercedes SL500. Now it turns over but won't start
When the battery cables are reversed, It only takes an instant to do a lot of damage. The Alternator and the ignition modules are probably toast, And any or all of the ECU's are probably damaged. The good news, if...
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Ran out of gas ('92 Mercedes 500SL) now the car will not start after adding gas
If the car is on level ground, the 2.5 gallons should be enough to cover the fuel pickup. If the car is on a hill, or leaning to one side or the other, it might help to add more gas....

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