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Old 02-12-2006, 06:11 PM
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I have a 1997 C230 on which I performed an engine swap. I put everything up, started the car up and it idles fine. But when I accelerate the rpms go up to about 1500 and then drop down and goes back up. The engine keeps osciallting like this until I turn of the car and try again. Again it idles great but when i hit the gas the same thing happens. The car is in park when i do this. I didn't have this problem with the old engine. Could you guys tell me whats wrong and how i could fix it? Thanks
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:21 PM
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Also the whole time this is happening the check engine light is on. I called the dealership and they told me its something with the exhaust but they couldn't be sure without a diagnostic test.

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Old 02-13-2006, 06:50 PM
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why no go on engine swap

sounds like the electronic throttle system is in 'limp home' mode. It resets every time you turn off the ignition, but apparently there is a persistent failure in it. Gotta pull the codes--it may be the wiring harness (main) on the ETA harness itself.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:19 AM
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After an engine swap triple check conectors.Even the best forget something.
Ground wires and MAF sensor could cause this problem.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:13 AM
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thanks olpos you were right
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