BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 1991 500SL 176,000 miles and a 1996 c220 with 202,000 kms
Location: Calgary,AB. Canada
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I am new to Benzworld.I have a 1991 500SL that I love.I am somewhat mechanically inclined.I have been having trouble with the car which I purchased 2 months ago.The soft top won't retract and the cruise quit.It's also idling rough and stalling when first started sometimes.I have found it very hard to find a good mechanic.One shop didn't check anything, just told me it could be 3-5 k to fix top.When I asked about rough idle they said that could be 3-4 k.I was born at night but not last night! Anyway I am hoping to find help on this forum.I scanned for codes and got only one code,#14. Don't know what that means.I also had a mobile mechanic check the car and he said the motor for the top is getting power but only goes in one direction.He says I need a new motor.Is the motor for the top on the passenger side in front of the vacuum pump? I thought the motor was under the spare tire with the hydraulic reservoir attached? Anyway,if anyone can enlighten me on some of these issues I would greatly appreciate it.By the way I am from Calgary,Alberta, Canada.
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