Top 20 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Questions & Answers

since the windows is open then try unloking it from the inside

1997... | 100 views | 0 helpful votes

code p1747 refers to CAN data bus, TCM /instrument panel--malfunction===causes wiring---connections--trouble code/s stored in other system/s
I don;t have the other codes but code p 1603 refers to the same CAN bus fault
call a service dealer to get the p 600 code explanation

1997... | 481 views | 1 helpful votes

Find the fuse panel down by the steering column It is on the back side of the fuse panel

1997... | 173 views | 0 helpful votes

ETS is your electronic traction control system... that would not make the car cut off. Check battery voltage, alternator output voltage (autozone can do this for you) and fuel pressure (cutting off may be a bad fuel pump / filter )

1997... | 470 views | 0 helpful votes

sounds like an internal gearbox issue so other than changing the transmission oil there is little else i could advise so it will need to be inspected by a mechanic , sorry no easy fix that i can think of

1997... | 106 views | 0 helpful votes

Transmission fluid (ATF), like engine oil, should be checked regularly. The transmission box has a dipstick, like the engine. To check the ATF level, firstly locate the dipstick which is in the engine compartment. You will see the tube which carries the dipstick runs at an angle to the transmission box as opposed to the engine oil dipstick which runs almost directly down.
Checking the level involves starting the car and while the engine is running with the selector lever in P (Park) remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, then push it back and remove it again. Now you can check the level. Fluid is usually added into the dipstick tube.
If you are losing ATF, check for leaks because the A/T usually does not consume ATF.

1997... | 231 views | 0 helpful votes

More than likely out of round brake disc or worn suspension ball joints . have it serviced as both are a danger if not repaired.

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Check the fluid level

NO FLUIDS are consumed in any motor vehicle

So to be low-- you would have to have a leak to be repaired

1997... | 99 views | 0 helpful votes

both of the bulbs on the right side are busted

1997... | 221 views | 0 helpful votes

All the Mercedes I have serviced over the years require a "special tool" to check the fluid level. It is a dipstick, just like for engine oil and has markings on it for "full" at various fluid temperatures. I'm not sure where you could get one. I have been fortunate in being able to borrow one from a dealership where I know the service manager.

1997... | 60 views | 0 helpful votes

BUMMER DEAL! It could have a sludge problem that needs that lower gear nudge to get it to shift. Just changing fluid is not enough. You need stronger medicine. Try this Mega Power product as it seems made to end that problem. Hope this helps.

1997... | 60 views | 0 helpful votes

Sounds like the immobiliser needs to be reset or the key reprogrammed as there is a mismatch somewhere.
A good mechanic or your local Mercedes dealer can sort this out for you

1997... | 74 views | 0 helpful votes

behind plastic panel behind battery if its same as later models

1997... | 145 views | 0 helpful votes

Its a green relay with a fuse, should be in one of the two compartments behind the firewall

1997... | 127 views | 0 helpful votes

in the 2009-05-20_171307_05-20-2009_131537.jpgtrunk i've attached a general merc shematic but all are the same

1997... | 43 views | 2 helpful votes

any bulb blown will put this up including park/brake/courtesy/dash/instrument just need to find which one

1997... | 20 views | 0 helpful votes

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