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Old 08-03-2004, 01:15 PM
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Sputtering transmission on my E320

I own a 1995 E320 with 136k miles on it.

I bought it used in 2003 with 117k miles, and since I've owned it, I've noticed a slow, gradual decay in the acceleration. For instance, from a dead stop, if I press down the accelerator even just mildly, I have maybe a 1 in 2 chance of getting a normal start; otherwise the drivetrain sputters and struggles to increase power (I usually have to lay off the gas for a moment and try again).

Lately it's been getting more pronounced: now it happens when I am moving in traffic, and if I suddenly need to put the foot down on the gas to accelerate out of a tight spot or something, sometimes the engine can't give me the power I was expecting --- I wind up with this sputtering, unsure engine/trans that's getting me very concerned.

Is this a transmission symptom? Is it time to service the trans, or rebuild, or replace? Is this an engine prob, or something else?

Any ideas/advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2004, 10:50 PM
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Sounds like the engine wiring harness needs replacing.
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:28 PM
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Interesting you'd say that....

The engine harness was replaced about 6 months ago at great expense.
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:43 PM
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I'd replace the coil boots and spark plugs.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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Old 08-04-2004, 12:10 AM
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Tough one -
* does it do this ALL the time - or is it intermittant?
* does it feel like on of the cylinders is not firing?
If so, does is feel like the cylinder catches and then is lost again?

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