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Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes E430 Sport
Location: Enfield, CT
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I have a 1999 E430 sport. I bought it in late '03, and it been a pretty descent car. Aside from the crazy electrical issues (that seem to self-heal), I've had a blown transmission (planetary gearset) and for some reason the front upper support for the coil spring support just decided to break off. I do almost all of my own maintainance and repair, but I think its time for a tune up. I'd like to change the plugs, and I seem to have OK access to them. I've given the wires a good pull, but they don't want to come off of the plugs. I don't want to pull too hard and break something. Is there a special tool to remove the wires from the plugs? So during this tune up, I want to:

Replace air filter
Change the oil and filter
Change the plugs
Flush cooling system and replace coolant
Change climate control air filter (if easily accessible)
Check brake pad wear and replace as needed (already done once)
Inspect the serpentine belt
Inspect coolant hoses

Is there anything else that a home mechanic can do that should be looked at on this model? the car has 130000 miles on it.
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