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Old 10-23-2017, 02:06 AM
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1984 500sl High Idle Issue any one have a 500sl m117.963 vacuum diagram

High idle hell im not on often and not good at this forum thks for the help btw its a 500sl m117.963
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:38 PM
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I'd start with the idle control solenoid. Sticks right out front above the coolant hose. Pull the plug off and see if you have 12V. If you do, cycle the plug a few times, you should feel the solenoid "vibrating".

If no 12V and no "vibration", there is a control box behind the glovebox that controls the idle speed. If it fails (usually cracked solder joints), the default is to run high idle (1500-2000 RPM).
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:18 PM
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Ya i dont have a volt meter but the idle went higher when i disconnected them
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I'd start with the idle control solenoid. Sticks right out front above the coolant hose. Pull the plug off and see if you have 12V. If you do, cycle the plug a few times, you should feel the solenoid "vibrating".

If no 12V and no "vibration", there is a control box behind the glovebox that controls the idle speed. If it fails (usually cracked solder joints), the default is to run high idle (1500-2000 RPM).
Thks for the input
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:47 PM
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Mine gave me intermittent problems for years. It sometimes was normalish, sometimes up around 1000 RPM, sometimes 1500, occasionally 2000. The latter two were scary, driving in traffic was a clenching experience!

For the longest time, I suspected vacuum leaks since pulling the plug off the idle solenoid always made the idle go higher. When I pulled the idle control box, it was obvious that cracked solder was the culprit. Resoldered 4 years ago and it hasn't given me a single problem since. Cold idle is up ~1000 RPM, then drops to ~600 RPM relatively quickly.
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