1983 Mercedes Benz 300sd Automatic 200000 miles
Hi all, thanks for any help ahead of time.
I was just given this car by an uncle and it has a few problems I would like some advice on.
First, there is a MAJOR oil leak (something like 2 quarts every hour) that actually sends oil to the windshield from the front of the hood. The ENTIRE car gets covered. I looked around the internet and it seems a lot of people were suggesting the front main seal. Anyone know where else I might look? It only leaks when the car is running.
Second, my brakes have been getting worse and worse but I don't seem to be losing any brake fluid. I saw around here that it may be a vacuum leak? Is that the most likely culprit?
Also, my AC doesn't blow cold. I'm going to have the freon topped off. Anyone know if there is a specific type to use? I saw that there were a bunch of people having problems with the A/C. Is there possibly another problem other than freon? Also, the heat doesn't work either.
I think I saw that vacuum seal problems were preventing windows from moving. Neither of the windows on the driver side work. Is that possibly the explanation or do I need new window motors? The front driver side doesnt respond at all and the rear window does sometimes, though very sluggishly.
Thanks again for any advice.
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 1:11 AM