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Forum: Tech Help 09-14-2005, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Fintail Fan
Check the coil. I had a similar problem with my...

Check the coil. I had a similar problem with my 1992 300TE 4Matic Wagon, (which I recently sold). It would start and drive fine, sometimes for a week at a time, and then all of a sudden, especially...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Fintail Fan
Sad Day

The time has come: I have reached the end of my tolerance rope with my 1992 300TE 4Matic Wagon, (149,150 miles) and have decided to put it up for sale. I have grown weary of the continual stream of...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 06-14-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Fintail Fan
Great, thanks for all the responses. When I see...

Great, thanks for all the responses. When I see the car this weekend, I will check all things mentioned. If the cause is any of of those items, would this be something I, as a moderately competent...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 06-14-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Fintail Fan
Front end sway

Greetings, Last weekend, on a trip from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA, my 1962 220SEb Fintail began to pull ever more severely to the left. As I got into Boston and slowed the car down to below 25...
Forum: Northeast - US (NY/NJ/CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) 06-13-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Fintail Fan
Unfortunately, Hatch & Son is no longer. My '62...

Unfortunately, Hatch & Son is no longer. My '62 Fintail had its idler arm bushing go out on a trip from Hartford to Boston this past weekend. When I called them this morning to arrange a time to...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Fintail Fan
Serves me right, but

In a serious lapse of judgment yesterday, I took my 1992 300TE 4matic to a quick lube joint for an oil change. As soon as I got the car back, the engine didn't run right. I went back inside and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Fintail Fan
If you do a search for "4matic", you will learn a...

If you do a search for "4matic", you will learn a lot about this feature. Some like me love it, some hate it, but when it works, it is outstanding for traction. However, if you will not need the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-14-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Fintail Fan
Actually, (pardon my correction Ottobun), but the...

Actually, (pardon my correction Ottobun), but the 4matic system is always engaged from a stop to about ten miles per hour. It is designed this way. If no wheel slippage is detected, the sytem...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fintail Fan
Final result: MB dealer says the no start was...

Final result: MB dealer says the no start was caused by a split vacuum line for the idle control valve, and the stalling with the A/C on at idle was caused by the main ground being loose. That's it....
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By Fintail Fan
Check your vacuum hoses, especially for the idle...

Check your vacuum hoses, especially for the idle control valve, as well as the valve itself. This is often the hidden culprit behind a poor idle and hard start. The oxygen sensor could also need...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Fintail Fan
How many miles are on your 4matic? This series...

How many miles are on your 4matic? This series vehicle, 1990-1993 anyway, had a problem with the transfer case failing almost like clockwork around the 130,000 mile mark. The 4matic light came on...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,404
Posted By Fintail Fan
I had a simialr problem with my '92 300TE last...

I had a simialr problem with my '92 300TE last year. The shaking on my car became so bad that I actually pulled off the highway once and checked all the lug nuts because I thought a front tire was...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fintail Fan
Well I went to the dealer again today armed with...

Well I went to the dealer again today armed with the new information about the relays, but, not surprisingly, they said that their computer schematics did not indicate any such relays, including an...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fintail Fan
Thanks Chamorro, I'll do that first thing...

Thanks Chamorro, I'll do that first thing tomorrow and see what they say. That could be just the ticket too, since before my car refused to start, it had been stalling occassionally whenever the AC...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fintail Fan
Yes, G-Benz, by "contacts", I meant the pins. ...

Yes, G-Benz, by "contacts", I meant the pins. Since you say the OVP relay can go bad even though outwardly it appears fine, I think I'll try replacing that first, especially given my experience with...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fintail Fan
Thanks for reply and picture! I'll look later,...

Thanks for reply and picture! I'll look later, but the size may be different in my car, because the OVP, (which is also shown in this picture), is beside a "small book" sized, (approx. 4" L x 3.5" H...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2005, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Fintail Fan
I have the same problem with my '92 300TE 4Matic,...

I have the same problem with my '92 300TE 4Matic, but don't know how to check to see if I have a spark. Could you explain how I do that? Also, is it a procedure that requires two people?

Like...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By Fintail Fan
I don't know where in the line your fuel filter...

I don't know where in the line your fuel filter is located, but perhaps it is clogged?? Or maybe there is a "fuel distributor relay" which has gone kaput. If you car is like my 92 300TE 4matic,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Fintail Fan
Now that you mention it, I think I have heard...

Now that you mention it, I think I have heard that sound - a hissing noise toward the back of the car. I never gave it much thought before, thinking it was just some blow-off from the air suspension...
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Fintail Fan
Where's the OVP in a '92 300TE 4matic?

My 300TE's curious tendency to stall at slow speeds and in the middle of intersections after starting from a stop, has now grown to include failing to re-start, (engine turns over, but just won't...
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2004, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By Fintail Fan
1999 or 2001 4matic wagon?

As the pleased owner of a 1992 300TE 4matic wagon, I am looking for everyone's advice on the purchase of an additional MB wagon. Right now I have two possibilities: one is a 1999 4matic MB wagon...
Forum: Tech Help 07-16-2004, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By Fintail Fan
If a/c on, car stalls at low speed & stops

I need help diagnosing the cause of the stalling in my automatic, 1992 300TE 4Matic wagon. It has only recently starting stalling, and seems to only do so when the air conidtioning is on. However,...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2004, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Fintail Fan
Why Lights Dim Left Side Only?

During the day today, a friend who followed me in my 1992 W124 Wagon told me that the left brake light and left turn signal light, (driver's side), are very dim when activated, but the center and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 06-17-2004, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,767
Posted By Fintail Fan
Cosmetically, it looks like a good deal for $1500...

Cosmetically, it looks like a good deal for $1500 or so, but you should do a visual inspection of the floor boards, rocker panels, trunk floor, rear quarter panels and inside fender wells for signs...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2004, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Fintail Fan
Correction: His name is Craig Wehde. Sorry, I...

Correction: His name is Craig Wehde. Sorry, I haven't had my coffe yet!
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Fintail Fan
Yes, he does. He did the conversion in my 300TE...

Yes, he does. He did the conversion in my 300TE to R134, and it's perfect, though I am sure he will repair existing systems if you prefer. Here is his info: Greg Wehde, Sports & Vintage Car, 1271...
Forum: Tech Help 06-16-2004, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Fintail Fan
You should do a search in "General Discussion,...

You should do a search in "General Discussion, Good MB Shops", as I recall about a year ago I posted an inquiry about good CT shops and got a few responses. One place was in Glastonbury, the other...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-26-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Fintail Fan
I've found that the easiest way to break free a...

I've found that the easiest way to break free a stubborn wheel is to loosen the lug bolts, then lower the car off the jack. If that doesn't pop it off, then drive it back and forth several feet...
Forum: Tech Help 05-21-2004, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Fintail Fan
As far as I know, the ball joints are the...

As far as I know, the ball joints are the originals. That is, they have never been replaced as long as I've owned the car, which is over four years and 45,000 miles.
So how difficult is it to...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Fintail Fan
Knuckle Cracking Sound From Front End

Just the other day I noticed a knuckle cracking sound coming from the front end of my 1992 W124 300TE 4Matic wagon. I can't tell if it's coming from the wheels or under the engine, but it is...
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