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Old 11-26-2003, 11:27 PM
vnoronha vnoronha is offline
The Benzman
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NYC - Queens
Posts: 28
Cutting out problems

My general advice for problems of this nature on older cars (15 years/100k miles or more)

Change the Dist cap, Overload Protection relay, voltage regulator on alternator and A/c relay (and keep changing them every 15 years)

Total cost around $200. Peace of mind? Invaluable! If you still need diagnostics after this, you're pretty unlucky!

BTW the ABS light on the dash is often a classic case of low voltage, (lazy diode/bad regulator in Alternator)

1939 170 - till I was 3, still turns heads
1989 300TE - daily driver has 263k
1987 300E - purrs happily with 120k
1983 300SD - keeps my friend happy
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