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Old 01-08-2003, 02:03 PM
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Question C280 Idle surging

I have a 1994 C280 that started surging at idle when I started it up cold one morning. The ABS light came on and the radio stopped working unles I shut the car off. Once it warmed up it seemed to idle OK but the radio problem persisted. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-08-2003, 05:16 PM
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Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
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Bad OVP. Archives of full of good info. Do a search on "ovp".
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 01-10-2003, 09:18 AM
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It was not the OVP relay. The alternator was putting out to much voltage about 18.5V. Replaced alternator and everythin is OK now.

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