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Old 05-15-2000, 02:16 AM
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i just got back tonight from driving my Mercedes from Florida to Illinois ( due to custom paint job and spoiler and air damn added). before i left my plastic thermostat housing, (which i replaced with an aluminum one) cracked. it sprayed coolant all over the place which caused me to have ignition failure. anyway, after that i had a series of problems when driving it home.
the auxerilary motorized fan will not run anymore therefore causing the engine to overheat when idiling in traffic. (yes, i checked the comnnection but, i still neet to see if its getting power or if the motor id still a complete sircut.)
secondly, it idles funny since then. its idling about 600 rpm's but it acts like its misfiring?? ( new rotor,cap and spark plugs, the igniter is fine)
plus, the muffler is making this howlling noise loke those stupit exaust systems you hear om hondas and stuff.
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Old 05-15-2000, 02:30 AM
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oh, i also forgot ot mention that thier is a slight shimming ing the vehiicle between 50- 60mph and 90 to 110mph especially when going down hills. is this a flex disk problem??? its worn, ive seen it.
thier is also this horrible on, off, thing i get with my cruse control especially when going down hills. not comfortable to use at all!!!
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Old 05-15-2000, 09:52 PM
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How hot did you get the engine?? You should do a compression test and check it. Also, there is a little hose between the valve cover and the intake, If cracked, it will cause the car to ilde poorly.

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