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Old 08-05-2014, 07:00 PM
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R129 SL500 (1990-2002) Technical Articles

I'm happy to introduce Pelican's newest tech articles series for the R129. As a fellow MB enthusiast these articles have proven invaluable in helping to get my SL back in working order over the last few months.

If you have any questions/suggestions please don't hesitate to add a comment at the end of an article- we're always looking for ways to improve and truly value the feedback!

Click here to view all R129 tech articles


Engine Air Filter Removal & Replacement

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Engine Oil and Filter Change

Jacking and Supporting the R129

Lower Engine Splash Shield Removal

Battery Removal

Drive Belt Removal & Replacement

Drive Belt Tensioner Removal

ABS Brake Sensor Removal


Air Pump Removal

Crankshaft Position Sensor Removal

Camshaft Position Sensor Removal

Alternator Removal

Distributor Cap Rotor and Wires Removal

Valve Cover Gasket Removal

Intake Manifold Gaskets Replacement

Ignition Coil Removal

Spark Plug Removal

Lower Oil Pan Removal

Engine Compartment Covers Removal

Starter Replacement


Brake Bleeding

Brake Caliper Removal

Brake Lines Replacement

Brake Master Cylinder Removal

Brake Pad and Rotor Checking

Brake Pad Replacement

Brake Rotor Replacement

Parking Brake Adjusting

Parking Brake Shoes Replacement

Cooling System:

Mechanical Cooling Fan Removal

Thermostat Removal

Coolant Pump Removal

Radiator and Hoses Removal

Coolant Expansion Tank Removal


Differential Fluid Change

Front Coil Springs Replacement

Front Shock Absorber Removal

Tie Rod End Removal

Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Replacement

Power Steering Pump Removal

Front Sway Bar and Bushings Removal

Front Wheel Bearings Removal

Rear Shock Absorber Replacement

Center Link Replacement

Idler Arm Bushing Replacement

Lower Control Arm Replacement

Steering Dampener Replacement

Rear Forward Lower Link Replacement

Rear Forward Upper Link Replacement

Rear Lower Control Arm Replacement

Rear Rearward Upper Link Replacement

Rear Sway Bar Links Replacement

Rear Toe Adjustment Link Replacement

Rear Coil Springs Replacement


Fuel Pumps Removal

Fuel Filter Removal

Fuel Rail with Injectors Replacement


Steering Column Switches Removal

Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement


Transmission Fluid and Filter Change

Body & Interior:

Tail Light Assembly Replacement

Right Side Lower Dash Panel Removal

Steering Wheel Removal

Power Window Removal

Power Seat Removal

Headlight Switch Removal

Door Panel Removal

Side View Mirror Removal

Washer Fluid Reservoir Removal

Instrument Cluster Bulb Removal
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