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W 201 ROUGH IDLE 2 LTR 4 CYL FUEL INJ. ALSO HESITANT ACCELERATION.

1989 Mercedes Benz 190e • 160,000 miles

W201 rough idle and hesitant acceleration
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FastFree
January 20, 2012.




Check for vacuum leaks. Check compression. Check condition of the plugs.

Rivermikerat
Jan 20, 2012.
Hi, thank you for the reply, unfortunately all these checked out. The symptom is still when you sit at idle the engine is very rough and even at 750 revs wants to chug ahead, and after a number of seconds, stalls. One merc mechanic says that the engine is being overfuelled possibly by the cold start device causing an overrich mixture. He suggested closing off the fuel to the cold start device. Any advice please. Fastfree.

Tiny
FastFree
Feb 4, 2012.
That would be a good place to start looking. Also check the O2 sensor.
SYSTEM/COMPONENT TESTS -1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E
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COLD START VALVE (190E 2.6L & 300 SERIES) TEST

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Disconnect cold start injector. Connect voltmeter to cold start injector connector. Remove crankshaft position indicator plug from ignition switching unit (Green cable located on firewall)
or install Protective Plug (102 589 02 21 00) on diagnostic socket.
Check voltage while cranking starter motor. Reading should be at least 10 volts. Disconnect fuel line on cold start injector. Remove injector and reconnect fuel line. Hold cold start valve into
container.
Disconnect electrical plug at thermo time switch. Connect terminal "W" on plug to ground with jumper wire. Below 41 F (5 C), it is not necessary to ground thermo time switch connector. Start
engine. Fuel spray from cold start injector should be cone-shaped. Disconnect ground test lead if used.
Dry any gasoline from nozzle of cold start valve. No droplets should form. Remove jumper wire. Install injector with new gasket. Reconnect wiring. Install relay and reconnect fuel line.
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NOTE: During warm-up and at operating temperature, current to differential
pressure regulator is determined by coolant temperature sensor, O2 sensor and ECU.

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SYSTEM/COMPONENT TESTS -1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E
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OXYGEN (O2) SENSOR TEST

1.
Disconnect oxygen sensor plug and connect male terminal to ground. Start engine. Test sensor voltage between female terminal and ground. Sensor voltage should be near 450 mV. If not about
450 mV, replace oxygen sensor. If okay, go to next step.
2. Stop engine. Check wire from oxygen sensor plug to CIS-E control unit (terminal No. 8) for continuity. Resistance should be about zero ohms. If resistance is not about zero ohms, repair
circuit. If okay, test is complete.

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Rivermikerat
Feb 4, 2012.

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