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MERCEDES BENZ 280E, 300E 2.8, E280 W124 Series Workshop Manual 1993-1996 | carmanualsdirect

MERCEDES BENZ 280E, 300E 2.8, E280 W124 Series Workshop Manual 1993-1996

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MERCEDES BENZ 280E, 300E 2.8, E280 W124 Series Workshop Manual 1993-1996

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Complete Service Workshop Manual for the 124 Model Mercedes-Benz vehicles that includes

  • Engine Service Manual - covers maintenance and rebuilding
  • Chassis and Body Service Manual - see detailed list below

These manuals were written by Factory Mercedes Benz technicians for use by their dealer network workshops. Throughout these manuals, the different models are identified by their chassis and engine numbers. 

Technical data, tightening torques and special tools required are listed

Models covered manufactured from 1993 - 1996:

  • Mercedes Benz 280E Sedan
  • Mercedes Benz 280TE Station Wagon
  • Mercedes Benz 300E 2.8 Sedan
  • Mercedes Benz 300TE 2.8 Station Wagon
  • Mercedes Benz E280 Sedan
  • Mercedes Benz E280 Station Wagon

Engines covered:

  • M104 2.8 Litre 6 Cylinder

This is an extremely detailed workshop manual covering every aspect of the car and consisting of 1000's of pages.

Below is a detailed list of topics covered in this Mercedes Benz Manual

  • Electrical System Engine
    • Removing, testing and Installing alternator
    • Removing and Installing poly V-belt pulley (fan assembly)
    • Removing, testing and Installing regulator
    • Removing, testing and Installing starter motor
  • Suspension - Shock Absorbers, springs, Torsion Bars
    • Removing and Installing shock absorber struts
    • Removing and Installing rear shock absorber
    • Removing and Installing front spring
    • Removing and Installing rear springs
    • Removing and Installing front torsion bar
    • Removing and installing rear torsion bar
  • Suspension Level control, and Rear Axle
    • Removal and Installation of rear axle complete
    • Removal and Installation of front and rear rubber mounts of rear axle suspension
    • Removal and Installation of camber strut
    • Removal and Installation of torque strut
    • Removal and Installation of tie rod, replacement of rubber mount
    • Removal and Installation of thrust arm
    • Removal and Installation of spring link, replacement of rubber mount
    • Removal and Installation of wheel carrier
    • Replacement of supporting joint on wheel carrier
    • Removal and Installation of rear axle shaft flange with angular ball bearing
    • Bleeding the ASD hydraulic system
    • Removal and Installation of rear axle center assembly
    • Replacement of radial sealing ring on bevel drive pinion
    • Replacement of radial sealing ring on connecting flange of rear axle shaft
    • Removal and Installation of rear axle shafts
    • Replacement of rubber cup seal on rear axle shaft
    • Removal and Installation of connecting flange of rear axle shaft
  • Front and Rear Axles
    • Removing and Installing front axle halves
    • Adjusting wheel bearing play
    • Removing and Installing front wheel hub
    • Replacing front wheel hub
    • Removing and Installing steering knuckle
    • Removing and Installing steering knuckle arm
    • Checking supporting joint of steering knuckle mounting
    • Replacing boot for supporting joint of steering knuckle mounting
    • Replacing supporting joint
    • Removing and Installing control arm
    • Replacing control arm mounting
    • Testing rear axle spring struts
    • Testing front axle spring struts for leaks
    • Testing spring actuators on front and rear axles
    • Testing pressure oil pump and level controller on rear axle
    • Removing and Installing rear axle spring struts
    • Removing and installing front axle spring struts
    • Removing and Installing spring actuators
    • Removing and Installing control rod/ connecting rod on level controller
    • Removing and Installing level controller
  • Chassis Alignment
    • General Information on chassis alignment
    • Checking and adjusting vehicle level at front and rear axles
    • Checking and adjusting control point of level control
    • Checking and adjusting ball point position
    • Checking and adjusting camber and caster at front axle
    • Checking and adjusting toe-in at front axle
    • Checking toe-out on turns
    • Checking camber at rear axle
    • Checking and adjusting toe-In at rear axle
    • Measuring rear axle spring link, camber strut, torque strut, thrust arm and track rod
    • Measuring wheel carrier
    • Measuring steering knuckle
    • Measuring lower wishbone
  • Propeller Shaft
    • Removal and installation of propeller shaft
    • Removal and Installation of propeller shaft front axle on 4MATIC
    • Balancing rear propeller shaft on vehicle
    • Measuring propeller shaft alignment with mechanical propeller shaft articulation angle meter
    • Removal and installation of propeller shaft intermediate bearing and renewing of grooved ball bearing
    • Renewing centering sleeve
  • Brake System - Hydraulics
    • Bleeding brake system and replacing brake fluid
    • Replacing brake hoses
    • Checking brake system for leakage using pressure tester
    • Removal and Installation of mechanical stop lamp switch
    • Removal and Installation of fixed caliper on front axle
    • Removal and Installation of floating caliper on front axle
    • Removal and Installation of fixed caliper on rear axle
    • Disassembly and assembly of fixed caliper
    • Disassembly and assembly of floating caliper
    • Checking and replacing brake pads
    • Checking, removal and Installation of brake disc on front axle
    • Checking, removal and Installation of brake discs on rear axle
    • Removal and Installation of stepped tandem master brake cylinder
    • Reconditioning stepped tandem master brake cylinder
    • Removal and Installation of parking brake pedal assembly
    • Removal and Installation of hand brake lever for parking brake
    • Removal and Install. of release knob for parking brake hand lever
    • Removal and Installation of front brake control cable
    • Removal and Installation of rear brake control cable
    • Removal and Installation of parking brake shoes
    • Adjusting parking brake
  • Brake System - Anti Locking brake System (ABS)
    • Design and function of anti-lock braking system
    • Important Information on repairs
    • Removal and Installation of hydraulic unit
    • Removal and Installation of ABS control unit
    • Removal and Installation of relays for solenoid valve and charge/return pump
    • Removal and Installation of overvoltage protection/ basic module
    • Removal and Installation of front wheel-speed sensors
    • Removal and Installation of rear wheel-speed sensor
    • Electrical test program
    • Test Instructions for ABS tester with fault memory
  • Brake System - Accelerator Skid Control (ASR)
    • Design and Function of Acceleration Skid Control ASR II
    • Removal and Installation of ASR hydraulic unit
    • Removal and Installation of ASR pressurizing pump
    • Removal and installation of accumulator
    • Removal and Installation of left and right rear axle speed sensors
    • Removal and installation of ASR control unit
    • Test Program - ASR II electrics
    • Test Program - ASR II hydraulics
    • Testing check valve
    • Checking brake booster
    • Removal and Installation of brake booster
  • Steering System
    • Survey of steering gears
    • Survey of power steering pumps
    • Survey of steering linkage
    • Checking play of steering components
    • Checking and adjusting friction torque of steering gear
    • Replacing steering gear when performing repairs to vehicle Involved In accident
    • Important notes regarding repair of steering gear
    • Removing and Installing parameter steering
    • Removing, installing and checking bearing cover with pitman arm shaft
    • Disassembling and assembling pitman arm shaft bearing cover
    • Removing and Installing adjusting screw
    • Removing, Installing and checking play compensator
    • Removing and Installing steering shaft bearing cover, replacing radial seal ring
    • Removing, installing and checking control valve
    • Filling and bleeding the power steering pump/ tandem pump
    • Disassembling and assembling power steering pump/ tandem pump
    • Testing oil pressure of power steering pump
    • Adjusting steering gear In vehicle
    • Removing, Installing, replacing sealing ring In lower housing cover
    • Removing and Installing of steering gear
    • Removing and installing power steering pump
    • Filling and bleeding power steering pump
    • Removing and Installing drag link
    • Removing and Installing steering Idler arm, replacing plain rubber mount
    • Removing and Installing tie rod
    • Replacing boot for tie rod ball joint and drag link ball joint
    • Removing, checking and Installing jacket tube
    • Dismantling and assembling jacket tube
    • Removing and Installing the steering lock complete
    • Removing and Installing lock cylinder
    • Removing and Installing steering wheel
    • Removing and Installing contact spiral
    • Removing and Installing steering angle sensor
    • Removing and Installing slip ring on steering wheel
  • Electrical - Instrument Panel, Switches
    • Initial filling of battery
    • Treatment of battery when vehicle taken out of use
    • Installing separate fuse for blower motor
    • Overvoltage protection relay
    • Removing and Installing odometer
    • Hall sensor, road speed signal with mechanical/ electronics speedometer
    • Testing electronic speedometer
    • Testing electric oil pressure gauge
    • Testing gauge for economic driving
    • Function of fuel gauge sensor
    • Testing fuel gauge
    • Testing windscreen washer level Indicator
    • Removing and Installing rear dome lamp and switch
    • Location and Identification of fuses and unfused connections
    • Warning device for parking brake
    • Charging battery, testing state and capacity
    • Removing and Installing front fuse and relay box and location of auxiliary fuse boxes
    • Removing and Installing combination relays
    • Removing and Installing horns of two-tone signal system or fanfares
    • Removing and Installing control units of module box
    • Removing and Installing blower motor for module box
    • Removing and Installing module box
    • Removing and Installing combination switch
    • Removing and Installing switches In center console
    • Removing and Installing exterior light switch
    • Electrical connections of optional equipment
    • Removing and Installing clock tachometer
    • Removing and Installing speedometer
    • Removing and Installing speedometer shaft
    • Removing and Installing Instrument cluster
    • Testing operation of exterior lamp failure Indicator
    • Removing and Installing exterior lamp failure monitoring unit
    • Removing and Installing gauges
    • Removing and Installing function display
    • Testing electrical outside temperature display
    • Removing and Installing temperature sensor of outside temperature display
    • Function of electronic brightness control of Instrument lighting
  • Body Glass - Windshield, Back Window, Side Windows,
    • Removal and Installation of windshield glass
    • Removal and installation of back window
    • Removal and installation of ornamental frame back window
    • Removal and installation of side window in rear passenger
    • Removal and installation of side window in loading space (T-sedan)
    • Adjusting rear side window
  • Body Assembly - Instrument Panel, Center Console, Trim
    • Removal and installation of instrument panel
    • Removal and installation of cover for speaker
    • Removal and installation of cover under instrument panel
    • Removal and installation of center console
    • Removal and installation of lateral trim on center console
    • Removal and Installation of cover on shift lever
    • Removal and installation of trim on roof frame front
    • Removal and installation of reveal molding laterally on windshield
    • Removal and Installation of panel above windshield (convertible)
    • Removal and Installation of reveal molding at top of windshield( convertible)
    • Removal and installation of headlining
    • Removal and Installation of trim on roof frame, rear
    • Removal and installation of trim on rear pillar
    • Removal and installation of side wall trim in rear passenger compartment
    • Removal and installation of electrical roller blind for rear window
    • Removal and installation of trim on center pillar
    • Removal and installation of trim on rear center pillar (T-sedan)
    • Removal and installation of trim in rear compartment (T-sedan)
    • Removal and installation of trim on rear center piece
  • Body Assembly - Doors
    • Removal, installation and adjustment of driver's door
    • Replacing driver's door
    • Removal, installation and adjustment of rear door
    • Replacing rear door
    • Removal and installation of door lining on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of door lining on rear door
    • Disassembly and assembly of door lining on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of door lining on tailgate (T)
    • Removal and installation of window crank
    • Removal and installation of sealing strip
    • Removal and installation of outside sealing strip
    • Removal and installation of window lift (power window) on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of' window lift (power window) on rear door
    • Removal and installation of electric window lift on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of electric window lift on rear door
    • Removal and installation of crank window on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of crank window on rear door
    • Adjustment of crank window on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of fixed window on rear door
    • Removal and installation of flexible window rail on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of flexible window rail on rear door
    • Removal and installation of door holder
    • Removal and installation of sealing frame on driver's door or rear door
    • Removal and installation of inside door actuation on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of inside door actuation on rear door
    • Removal and installation of outside door handle on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of outside door handle on rear door
    • Removal and installation of door lock on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of door lock on rear door
    • Removal and installation of inside door actuation on rear door
    • Removal and installation of outside door handle on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of outside door handle on rear door
    • Removal and installation of door lock on driver's door
    • Removal and installation of door lock on rear door
    • Removal and installation of door lock on tailgate (T- sedan)
    • Functional description tailgate lock with electro mechanical closing assist (T-sedan)
    • Electric wiring diagram (T-sedan)
    • Testing and replacing microswitch (T-sedan)
    • Checking and replacing motor (T-sedan)
    • Removal and installation of tailgate (T-sedan)
    • Adjustment of tailgate (T-sedan)
    • Removal and installation of glass pane on tailgate (T -sedan)
    • Removal and installation of gas pressure spring on tailgate
    • Removal and installation of ledge grips on tailgate
  • Body Assembly - Sun Roof, Soft Top, Roof Rails
    • Removal and installation of headlining on sun roof
    • Removal and Installation of headlining on cabriolet
    • Removal and installation of tilting/sliding sun roof top panel
    • Adjustment of tilting/sliding sun roof top panel
    • Removal and Installation of gasket and holding rails on sun roof opening
    • Removal and installation of control cable
    • Removal and installation of tube
    • Removal and installation of tube (T -model)
    • Removal and installation of angular lifting arm on tilting/ sliding sunroof
    • Removal and installation of motor and gear unit
    • Checking and adjusting slip clutch for sun roof motor
    • Removal and installation of wind deflector on tilting/ sliding sun roof
    • Removal and installation of tilting/ sliding sun roof frame
    • Removal and installation of soft top (hydraulically control soft top)
    • Replacement of soft top cover
    • Adjustment of soft top
    • Removal and installation of rear window on cabriolet
    • Removal and installation of left and right catches
    • Adjustment of handle on catch
    • Removal and installation of roll-over bar retracted and extended switches
    • Removal and installation of soft top compartment open switch
    • Removal and installation of switch assembly on left soft top mount
    • Removal and installation of soft top bow up (raised) switch
    • Removal, installation and adjustment of soft top compartment cover switches "closed" and "locked
    • Removal and installation of soft top control unit
    • Removal and installation of roof rail (T -model)
    • Removal and installation of mounts for roof rack (coupe)
  • Central Locking System
    • Function description
    • Checking function of control locking system
    • Checking electrical function of central locking system
    • Checking pneumatic function of supply pump
    • Checking electrical function of actuator
    • Checking pneumatic function of actuator
    • Checking central locking system for leaks
    • Checking pneumatic line for leaks
    • Removing and Installing actuator
    • Removing and Installing rear door actuator
    • Removing and Installing fuel filler flap actuator
    • Removing and installing supply pump
    • Function description of Infrared remote control
    • Checking and replacing batteries for infrared transmitter
    • Removing and Installing folding key on Infrared transmitter key
    • Removing and Installing driver door infrared remote control (IFZ) receiver unit
    • Removing and Installing trunk lid Infrared remote control (IFZ) receiver unit
    • Removing and installing Infrared remote control unit (IFZ)
    • Removing and Installing RCL control module (N54) and IR DAS control module
    • Electric wiring diagrams
    • Function diagrams
  • Electrical System - Body- Dome Lamps, Trunk Lamp, Heated Rear Screen, Antenna, Wiper Motor
    • Removing and Installing dome lamp control unit and rear dome lamp
    • Function of dome lamp control unit
    • Function of daytime driving lamp
    • Retro fitting daytime driving lamp control
    • Removing and Installing trunk lamp switch
    • Function of city driving lamp
    • Testing city driving lamp
    • Function of tilting/sliding roof, wiring diagrams
    • Convenience control tilting/sliding roof
    • Wiring diagram heated rear screen
    • Function of automatic antenna
    • Function of headlamp wash/wipe system
    • Convenience control power windows
    • Removing and Installing rubber of wiper blade
    • Removing and Installing wiper motor
    • Removing and Installing wiper linkage
    • Removing and Installing rubber seal below wiper gear
    • Removing and Installing tall gate wiper motor
    • Function of heated windscreen washer nozzle
    • Function of heated windscreen washer system
    • Function of seat heaters
    • Outside rear-view mirror with electrically heated mirror glass
    • Power windows
    • Removing and Installing power seat adjustment switch
    • Front power seat adjustment
    • Testing voltage-coded switch for power seat adjustment with memory
    • Function of anti-theft warning system
    • Testing anti-theft warning system
  • Electrical System - Exterior Lighting System, Entertainment System
    • Adjusting front lighting
    • Removing and Installing bulbs of headlamp unit
    • Removing and Installing bulb for ashtray Illumination
    • Removing and Installing lens of headlamp unit
    • Removing and Installing headlamp reflector
    • Removing and Installing fog lamp reflector or high beam headlamp reflector
    • Testing headlamp range control
    • Removing and Installing headlamp unit
    • Removing and Installing tail lamp
    • Removing and Installing tog lamp
    • Removing and Installing bulb of fog lamp
    • Removing and Installing license plate lamp
    • Function of center high-mounted stop lamp
    • Light warning buzzer
    • Operating radio
    • Removing and Installing radio
    • Removing and Installing CO player with changer
    • Removing and Installing receiver and amplifier
    • Mechanically releasing and removing magazine
    • Removing and Installing amplifier of sound system
    • Removing and Installing amplifier of active bass speakers
    • Removing and Installing speakers In Instrument panel
    • Removing and Installing speakers In rear
    • Removing and Installing speakers In front doors
    • Removing and Installing speakers In rear doors
    • Removing and Installing antenna
    • Removing and Installing telescope of automatic antenna
  • Body Assembly- Front and Rear Bumpers. Radiator Cowl, Mercedes Star
    • Removal and installation of front fender
    • Removal and installation of front bumper
    • Removal and Installation of molding on front bumper
    • Disassembly and assembly of front and rear bumpers
    • Removal and installation of rear bumper
    • Removal and Installation of molding on rear bumper
    • Removal and installation of engine hood
    • Adjustment of engine hood
    • Removal and installation of engine hood hinge
    • Removal and installation of control cable for engine hood
    • Removal and Installation of radiator cowling
    • Removal and installation of radiator grille
    • Removal and installation of trim strips on radiator grille
    • Removal and installation of Mercedes star
    • Removal and installation of trunk lid
    • Attachment of model designation on trunk lid
    • Removal and installation of hinge lever on trunk lid and soft top compartment cover
    • Adjustment of trunk lid
    • Removal, Installation and adjustment of soft top compartment cover (convertible)
    • Removal and installation of trim on side wall
    • Removal and installation of protective strip on side wall
    • Removal and installation of trim on frame side member (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of water deflector on front wall pillar and on roof
    • Removal and installation of sectional sealing strip on roof frame (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of outside mirror
    • Removal and installation of electrically adjustable outside mirror
  • Body Assembly- Head Restraints, Drivers Seat, Rear Seat, Seat Coverings
    • Removal and installation of adjusting rail for head restraint
    • Removal and Installation of guide rail for head restraint
    • Removal and installation of driver's seat
    • Removal and installation of front passenger seat
    • Layout and operation of backrest lock (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of vacuum element of driver's or front passenger seat (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of vacuum switch on driver's backrest( coupe)
    • Removal and installation of gear unit for backrest adjustment
    • Removal and Installation of driver's seat height adjustment
    • Function diagram of backrest lock (coupe)
    • Eliminating noises from front seats
    • Removal and installation of armrest with lifting mechanism on driver's seat (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of rear seat and rear seat backrest
    • Modification of rear seat backrest mounting (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of folding armrest for rear seat (coupe)
    • Removal and installation of driver's seat cushion cover
    • Removal and installation of driver's backrest cover
    • Removal and installation of tensioning member on driver's or front passenger backrest
    • Removal and installation of front belt tensioner
    • Removal and installation of complete seat belt extender
    • Removal and installation of seat belt extender rack
  • SRS System - Airbags, Belt Tensioners, Seat Belts
    • Description of operation of airbag with belt tensioner
    • Safety regulations for airbags and belt tensioners
    • Removing and Installing control unit for airbag and belt tensioners
    • Renewal regulations for seat belts
    • Removing and installing seat belt with belt tensioner
    • Removing and Installing belt buckle
    • Removing and Installing reserve power source for airbag and belt tensioner
    • Removing and Installing voltage transformer for airbag and belt tensioner
    • Removing and installing airbag unit In steering wheel
    • Removing and Installing passenger airbag unit
    • Test program for airbag and belt tensioner
    • Test program for belt tensioner (without airbag)
  • Climate Controlled Air Conditioning System Shop Manual
    • Instructions for use of service manual
    • Engine and vehicle identification
    • Vehicle identification number locations
    • Removal and Installation of heat exchanger
    • Checking oil level in A/C compressor
    • Removal and installation of A/C compressor
    • Removal and installation of speed sensor on A/C compressor
    • Replacing shaft seal on A/C compressor
    • Removal and installation of electromagnetic clutch, removal, installation and checking of solenoid coil
    • Removal and installation of series resistor for auxiliary fan
    • Removal and installation of condenser
    • Removal and installation of fluid reservoir
    • Testing, removal and installation of pressure switch for A/C compressor in fluid reservoir
    • Testing, removal and installation of pressure switch for auxiliary fan in fluid reservoir
    • Testing, removal and Installation of evaporator temperature sensor
    • Testing, removal and installation of outside air temperature sensor
    • Removal and installation of expansion valve
    • Removal and installation of evaporator
    • Removal and installation of blower motor
    • Removal and installation of air conditioner/ automatic temperature control unit
    • Removal and replacement of auxiliary fan
    • Testing, removal and Installation of switch for air conditioner/ automatic temperature control
    • Testing, removal and installation of switch for fresh air/ recirculated air
    • Removal and installation of switch-over valve for fresh air/ recirculated air flap
    • Removal and installation of vacuum elements
    • Testing, removal and installation of speed sensor on starter ring gear
    • Description of function of automatic climate control
    • Checking functions of automatic climate control
    • Checking regulating quality and heating output
    • Testing the automatic climate control with the impulse counter
    • Checking electric components of the automatic climate control
    • Checking compressor cut off and remedial measures
    • Electric circuit diagrams
    • Checking refrigerating capacity (short test)
    • Checking refrigerating capacity and suction/high pressure
    • Checking flap control vacuum system for leaks
    • Removal and installation of heat exchanger
    • Removal and installation of mono valve
    • Removal and installation of heating water circulating pump
    • Automatic climate control unit
    • Removal and installation of aspirator blower (M9) for temperature sensor interior air
    • Removal and installation, testing of temperature sensor interior air
    • Removal and installation, testing of temperature sensor heat exchanger
    • Removal and installation, testing of temperature sensor evaporator
    • Removal and installation, testing of temperature sensor outside air
    • Removal and installation, testing of fresh/recirculated air switch
    • Removal and installation of switch over valve block
    • Removal and installation of vacuum elements
    • Removal and installation of electronic blower regulator
  • Cruise Control Shop Manual
    • Functional Description
    • Pushbutton Switch
    • Cruise Control Amplifier
    • Road Speed Sensor
    • Cruise Control Actuator
    • Hints for troubleshooting
    • Testing with Adapter
    • Test Program Survey
    • Testing reference resistor
    • Removal and Installation of Cruise Control Actuator
    • Removal and Installation of pushbutton switch
    • Removal and Installation of sensor
    • Adjusting Connecting rod to control cable
    • Removal and Installation of cruise control amplifier
    • Removal and Installation of cruise control reference resistor
    • Removal and Installation of switch on clutch pedal
    • Installation of relay against partial load shaking
    • Installation of relay against deceleration shaking
    • Layout of connectors
    • Wiring Diagrams

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