Limp Home diagnosis on 1997 Mercedes

40

Asked by Oct 17, 2016 at 04:16 PM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car wouldn't start. Dead battery from being
garaged & not driven. Recharged & then
drove to mechanic (about 7 miles) could
only drive in first gear all the way there.
Mechanic Diagnosis said "limp home"
mode.  Mechanic had it for months, not
able to work on it because of health
problems.  Never had problems with car
transmission or otherwise. I know garaging
a vehicle @ not driving is not good, but that
is my problem. We are having it towed to a
mechanic that has the yearo computer
diagnosis. Any ideas what the problem
could be?

1 Answer

40

Well, we lucked out for now. Mechanic put new battery in car & reset to original codes etc. runs great. Things that weren't running properly are now running. The only thing that isn't working or we are afraid to check is the convertible top going down. The red button that you press for top to go down isn't constantly blinking. It may work, but afraid to check, afraid the top will get stuck half way down & we can't get it back in place. The last time the top didn't work it was because if a fuse & then we had a leak of what looked like hydraulic fluid by the back right tire. For now we are glad to have it out of shop. Will wait to check on top working. I think the car was possibly going into limp mode long before we had the trouble.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My 89 500sel goes into limp home mode constantly 4 answers

    Hi, ASR light comes on as soon as try to drive car , then goes into limp home, stopping and restarting vehicle removes light and resets but as soon as try accelrate or drive for 2-3 yards light come...

    1989 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • location of fuel pump 1997 mercedes SL500 3 answers

    what is the location of fuel pump on a 1997 mercedes SL500

    1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Location of battery in 1997 Mercedes Sl500 5 answers

    So the battery died and I got a friend to help me recharge it. We couldn't find the battery though, so we googled its location. It appears to be on the top left side, under the hood, but it looks li...

    1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1997 Mercedes SL 320 Soft Top Convertible - 2 questions 14 answers

    Question #1 Our Mercedes has been garaged for a few months without driving or warming up. We couldn't keep battery charged, but once battery charged we drove it 7 miles to our mechanic and car n...

    1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how many 1997 mercedes benz sl600 were imported to USA 3 answers

    1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600

    -

    General

Search Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Experts

#1 bobkat
bobkat
Reputation 1,200
#2 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 390
#2 twhobie
twhobie
Reputation 390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
169 Great Deals out of 5,969 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
684 Great Deals out of 22,773 listings starting at $1,500
Used Porsche 911
144 Great Deals out of 4,421 listings starting at $9,995
Used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
76 Great Deals out of 1,414 listings starting at $2,195
Used Chevrolet Corvette
350 Great Deals out of 20,188 listings starting at $3,688
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
26 Great Deals out of 609 listings starting at $4,786
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
910 Great Deals out of 32,407 listings starting at $2,497
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
60 Great Deals out of 1,470 listings starting at $2,990
Used Jaguar XK-Series
53 Great Deals out of 803 listings starting at $3,700
Used BMW 7 Series
191 Great Deals out of 5,819 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,771 Great Deals out of 40,801 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
684 Great Deals out of 38,189 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
512 listings starting at $81,785
2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
161 listings starting at $58,999
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
107 listings starting at $57,991
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 168 listings starting at $47,990
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 365 listings starting at $41,977