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Old 09-18-2001, 11:04 AM
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280S 1979 116 body vacuum

Hi all,
I cannot find where a vacuum tank is located in this car, that is the source of stored vacuum for central locking. Any pointers on main causes of failure of vacuum will be much appreciated.


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Old 09-18-2001, 11:09 PM
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Did you check under the R. front fender, right near the windshield pillar? Oh, also check the lock solenoids first if the vac. resevoir checks out ok.


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Old 09-21-2001, 10:30 PM
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There's also a flat pancake vacuum tank upper left corner of the trunk by the gas tank cover. Check sometimes vacuum line comes out.
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