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kumar 08-27-2002 03:42 PM

500E hesitation after sitting...
I have a 92 500E with 25,000 miles on it. It has had this problem for a while and no one can figure out the cause. WHen the car sits for a few days, 3 or more days, it starts normally but then hesitates and is jerky under accleration for 20 mins or so. Sometimes the jerkyness will totally dissapear for a few seconds and then return. While the car is hesitating it probably has about 30% of its power. After the car runs for a while this clears up. Lately, it even idles rough during this period. Any ideas?


Blue Devil 08-27-2002 06:22 PM

Due to your low mileage, I would assume the car is not driven often so...did you check the distributor cap and rotor? I had the same problem with oxidation (rust).

-fad 08-28-2002 11:11 AM

with such a low mile example- it sounds like this particular 500e is being preserved....

>best to take it to a qualified tech and source/ fix it properly

good luck and let us know what turns out

akry 08-29-2002 02:25 PM

Sounds like Distributor Cap and Rotor alright....

When you accelerate, it hesitates, too, right?? It feels jerky and low on power....

Also, check your plug wires/coils.... they might be in bad shape and needs replacement....

Andy Kuo

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