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Mercedes Benz E430 Parts and Mercedes Benz E430 Accessories

Things You Probably Don't Know About the Mercedes-Benz E430

  • A flat underbody tray improved the airflow beneath the car to clean up its aerodynamics, and as a result, the 1986 year model Mercedes-Benz E-class-which included the E430-had the lowest rolling resistance of any car in its category.

  • The displacement of the 4.2-liter V-8 engine was enlarged to 4.3 liters for 1999, gaining the Mercedes-Benz the E430 nomenclature. It debuted in 1998 as a replacement for the similarly V-8 powered E420 belonging to the W210 chassis, which was produced by the German automaker from 1995 to 2002. For year model 2000, the diesel didn't make the trip across the Atlantic; however a manual shift feature for the five-speed automatic did and was labeled "Touch Shift". As the second most powerful W210 sedan after the E55 AMG, which was introduced in 1999, it provides power for passing and high-speed cruising while retaining all the comforts typical of a Mercedes.

  • The Mercedes-Benz B55 was converted from a front-wheel drive vehicle to a rear-wheel drive vehicle, using the axle from an old E430 wagon. It comes packed with an old 5.5-liter V-8 engine motor, which produces 383 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, bringing considerably more power than what the normal B-class has to offer.

  • Like all other W210s, the E430 has been redesigned on the outside to attract a younger, more progressive clientele; the car is larger than the W124 E420 it replaced, giving it a more luxurious appearance. In addition to that, the front end has been redesigned, with four headlights rather than the two on earlier generations.

  • The E430 has two types of standard service-Service A and Service B. Service A is a service which includes a check on fluid levels, etc. plus an oil change. Service B is a major service which checks on important Mercedes-Benz E430 parts and Mercedes-Benz E430 accessories, replacing or filling as necessary, plus automatic replacement of the dust filter and an oil change. Some of the Service B work depends on how many miles the car has done and how long it was since the car's last service.

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  • Reliability Issues of the Mercedes-Benz E430

    The Mercedes-Benz E430 was known for its classic W210 E-class appearance which was designed by Steve Mattin under design chief Bruno Sacco, heralding a brand-new design idiom for the Mercedes face-a characteristic twin-headlamp design. Although it was a car of many first innovations, it was hardly what you'd call perfect. Here are some of the problems with Mercedes-Benz E430 accessories and parts.

    Harmonic balancer problems

    Drivers have complained of the supplier quality problem with the E430's harmonic balancer pulley. If the rubber insert of the harmonic balancer pulley delaminates, the pulley may grind through the timing chain cover and oil pan, causing thousands of dollars of damage. Mercedes-Benz USA issued Service Campaign #2005-02003 which directed the inspection of Mercedes-Benz E430 parts and required replacement at no cost. Replacement of the faulty part with the updated part was made the permanent solution to this problem.

    Front sway-bar drop links problems

    Most E-classes end up with a sub 35 mile-per-hour clicking or rattling sound from the front end. This is usually due to worn out front-end sway-bar drop links. These can easily be replaced by anybody with knowledge of vehicle do-it-yourself.

    Front spring perches problems

    Owners have reported rust problems on front spring perches-the top perches, which hold the top of the springs of the front suspension. The perches are spot welded to the chassis and factory-coated in weatherproof mastic to stop them from rusting; however, sometimes water gets behind the mastic causing the perches to rust and eventually to fail, leading to the collapse of the suspension.

    Body corrosion problems

    W210s displayed body rust, notably on European-sold cars. Rust would sometimes appear spontaneously on panels such as doors and roofs on cars less than a year old. This was due to problems that arose from introducing water-based paint technology. Mercedes-Benz executives were criticized in the European press for not acknowledging this problem.

    General issues

    Other problems include rust on trunk lid near latch, on the Mercedes emblem on front hood, on door frames under window seals (recall), and on the front wings just above bumper; defective mass airflow meter; melted rear light bulb sockets; defective motor blower regulators; and rear window regulator failures.