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Old 12-04-2003, 08:46 PM
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Good input from those posting replies. I've only experienced the 'typical" issues with my '92 400E. Check wiring harness. A problem there can create all kinds of strange engine behavior. I personally checked with a local Benz dealer whose service mngr pulled my VIN and was able to see the harness had been replaced. Power Steering pump leaks are common. ALthough a peripheral and not directly an M119 issue, you will experience "the leak". Motor Mounts fail I assume due to the poor airflow inside the crampt engine compartment. Rotors and dist caps get harsh treatment on the 119. Just consider them a mntc item. Oh yeah... a common issue: Belt Tensioner assembly. Seems to be a 60K mile disposable part. Like the mounts, the heat under the hood seems to shorten its life. Other minor items I have experienced are:
Leaking oil psi sending unit
Leaking oil level sending unit

I suppose you could classify all these issues as superficial. Overall, I am amazed at the 119's dependability, durability and power.
'87 300E
'92 400E
'06 ML350
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