IDLE PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • lpeters
  • 2006 Mercedes Benz CLK500
  • V8

I have a 2006 Mercedes CLK500 and when I'm driving it sometimes my rpm goes up and down. Additonally, when I stop at a light and try and take off, my car goes slowly or not at all, but the rpm goes up very high and it sounds like I need to change the gear or something, however, it's an automatic. Then, it will not idle down (switch gears) on it's own once it starts doing this, I have to literally turn the car off, then back on and then it will run good for a few days, then do the same thing again! What could be the problem because I don't have any lights on saying to check anything. Please advise because it's nerve wrecking being at a light and not knowing if your car is going to take off correctly or not!
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 AT 4:53 PM

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  • Dr Loot
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When there is not an Engine light on it is usually fuel related, I would try changing the fuel filter and see what happens.

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