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Old 06-22-2003, 08:41 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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You know, I recall that I had a bad coil wire and experienced a lack of power and backfiring.

I just couldn't believe that a simple coil wire could cause that big of a problem.

I left it with a local independent Mercedes mechanic for a couple of days. He gave up and took the car to the nearest Mercedes dealer himself, and paid for the diagnostic work.

He paid the $90 himself, and sheepishly admitted that it was a bad coil wire.

He was looking for something difficult and missed one of the first things he should've checked....
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