I have '77 240D which I purchased new and have kept well maintained.
It will not maintain vacuum when doors are locked. If doors are not locked, it will maintain vacuum indefinitely.
-Replaced vacuum pump diaphragm
-Replace line including check valve from vacuum pump to system
-Checked blue and black check valves under hood-they hold
-Replaced three-way valve in driver door
-Replaced check-valve in yellow line between vacuum source and center of three-way valve
-Checked diaphragms in all three other doors-discovered no leaks
-Put all-night test in vacuum tank-it's ok
-Tested gas-flap and trunk diaphragms-all ok
-Replaced three-way and four-way vacuum fittings under hood
-Vacuum pump has 22 inches of vacuum
I have checked everything I know to check and have been unsucessful. What am I missing?
My mechanic and Mercedes dealer have been unable to assist.
Is there a trouble-shooting guide available?
Would the manufacturer's cd manuals which are offered for sale be of any assistance?