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Are there any aftermarket repair manuals for my SL500 ????

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Why aftermarket? How about a

Why aftermarket? How about a factory manual on cd-rom?

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Tom Hanson wrote:
Why aftermarket? How about a factory manual on cd-rom?

    I thought that a factory manual would cost an arm and a leg.........Not being of the digital generation I still think in BOOKS. I have purchased a CD since I originally posted the question. Now I get to go out and replace my motor mounts. Thanks for the reply.

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My 500sl which had not been driven for about one year is down in the year almost to the year axle and also appears somewhat low in front. Have checked hydrolic fluid which seems OK Any suggestions for diagnosing this system? Any help greatly appreciated thanks Tim

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Accum's  may have let

Accum's  may have let go....OR, the proportioning valve..which will let go on ALL the early ADS systems..   They cost a bloody mint and good used is unobtanium..never mind it too will go bad.

As for a manual, I had heard MB USA Stopped offering the DVD on the R129.   I have some intro to service paper manuals for the R129...I May have a duplicate, I'd have to check..

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The tiny glove box on my 2002 SL 500 is stuck closed.  Perhaps something is stuck in the latch.  I would appreciate any tip about getting it open.  This is a Silver Arrow edition if that makes any difference.  

Thanks a million!

Garth

 


 


 


 


 

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Possible Evaporator leak on 1997 sl 500

Anyone have detailed instructions on how to replace the evaporator on  1997 sl 500? Thanks

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Possible Evaporator leak on 1997 sl 500

Richard asked...
"Anyone have detailed instructions on how to replace the evaporator on a 1997 SL 500? Thanks".

Good evening Richard.

I can honestly say that I've never done this job, but after hearing from those that have and after watching a few videos of the process, I can safely say; this job is not for the faint of heart.  

Watch this time lapse video and it will give you an idea of what I'm talking about.  I think the flat rate labor to replace one of these is in excess of 23 hours.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A90TwLDsguU

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Possible evaporator leak on 1997 sl500

Jeff, Thanks for the video and opinion. Since I am retired, I have the time, and while I have not torn a car apart in years, with the old paper books, I did some extensive repairs on an 83 300d, including replacing the rear subframe in my garage.  I physically could not do that today, but with the proper Manual could do this job since there is not a lot of heavy lifting.  Since manuals do not seem to be available, I may have to agree with my wife and have someone else do the job.Thanks for taking the time to respond and providing the video. Rich

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