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Old 02-08-2014, 11:16 PM
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Idling problems/loss of power

96 E320.....Car idles high and low upon starting.....When stop at light takes a short time to build power for acceleration and sounds as if its backfiring... Then takes off. Any help would be beneificial....Thanks
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:55 AM
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fouled spark plugs, possibly leaking valve seals or ruptured transmission vacuum modulator diaphragm.

1990 190E 2.6L
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:52 AM
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i have similar problem mine you can't push the gas pedal to hard,im replacing cranksensor,and cam sensor,as they can mess with the engines timing
usaf veteran ecm repair, ex hippy from california,sober,no drugs or alcohol since 1985,bitter old man,waiting for WW3 lost my daughter in 2015, do to her druggie husband,s320 best time with nos 14.6 1/4 mile
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:02 PM
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I recently ran into a problem like this (I have a post on it as well). Long story short, I'm 99% sure it was bad Premium gas (also added some injector cleaner).
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