1988 MERCEDES BENZ 300E WON'T STAY RUNNING!

  • Tiny
  • Rowdy01
  • 1988 Mercedes Benz 300e

Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Mercedes Benz 300e 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My 1988 Mercedes 300 elite will not stay idling. It is also hard starting. What has happened?

Monday, June 8th, 2009 AT 8:46 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Onry1
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First there's NO such thing as an Elite, The E stands for fuel-injected or gas model. Same goes for D = Diesel, T = Turbo. Google Mercedes

Start by looking for vacuum leaks at the intake. Check the cold start valve or the idle valve to see if they are functioning properly.

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