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Old 08-14-2008, 07:18 AM
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Here's a guess!

It's pretty tough to diagnose idling problems. Is this when you just start it, or does it do it all of the time?

The first thing I would check is to see that all of the spark plug wires are connected correctly to the spark plugs. Maybe one of them has fallen off. If not, you may need to pull the sparkplugs and take a look at those.

Sometimes a vacuum leak will cause rough idling, check to see if a vacuum hose has fallen off.

Sometimes contaminated fuel will cause a problem like this...Did this begin to occur after refueling? Let us know how long this has be happening and how many miles are on the car.

Hope this helps.

The Tenor Man
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1987 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo - Daily Driver.
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