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Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By carnut
1988 300SE vacuum storage tank replacement?

I've verified this tank inside the driver side fender will not hold vacuum. How does one gain access without removing the fender?
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By carnut
Rear pads have NO wear sensors.

Rear pads have NO wear sensors.
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By carnut
Since he has not responded, I will assume the...

Since he has not responded, I will assume the problem is still present. The belt tensioner behind the power steering pump has a tension gauge on the cast bracket. The arrow on the gauge must be to...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By carnut
Please proof read what you print! I assume it...

Please proof read what you print! I assume it idles at 1500 in park and 800 in gear? Also no vacuum would have the needle to the far right, max vacuum would have it far left in the black. Assuming...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,143
Posted By carnut
Remove the iacv (idle air control valve ) and...

Remove the iacv (idle air control valve ) and spray BRAKLEEN or carb spray into it holding one port closed. Then shake it vigorously. Then Do it again thru the other port. Shake it till its dry....
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By carnut
It happens at 2000 RPM after it shifts once. One...

It happens at 2000 RPM after it shifts once. One shift would be into 3rd as it takes off in 2nd. I ordered 2 bolts this morning from the local MB dealer. $7.50 for 2! I'll try the 12 point socket...
Forum: Tech Help 04-17-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By carnut
Well, I spent 4 hours attempting to swap axles...

Well, I spent 4 hours attempting to swap axles left to right. Got all the bolts off at the flanges except one. It backed out 3 turns then bound up. I managed to round off the internal 12 points so...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By carnut
Repeatedly depress the 4 way switch. They get...

Repeatedly depress the 4 way switch. They get dirty. Pushing it on then off 10 or 12 times usually cleans the contacts.
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By carnut
Thanks!! done many axles in my day and this...

Thanks!! done many axles in my day and this should be the easiest. No stub shaft in the differential. AND no money spent
Forum: Tech Help 04-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By carnut
My 88 300SE vibration at 40 MPH

I have a shudder, vibration in the car at approx 2000 RPM which matches 40 MPH. The vibration is very slight in the floor of the car. If I turn a hard left turn leaving a stop sign, the vibration...
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By carnut
Wouldn't the preferred warranty pay for the...

Wouldn't the preferred warranty pay for the harness less a possible deductable?
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,792
Posted By carnut
On my 123 300CD I got a bicycle nylon bag that...

On my 123 300CD I got a bicycle nylon bag that had a plastic cup holder in it. Removed the cup holder and had an upolstery shop cut out the foam in the center fold down arm rest. I installed the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By carnut
Does the 3 mm allen wrench adjustment adjust the throttle plate?

On my 88 300 SE I'm having an issue with cold start fast idle. Twice a week it starts cold and runs at 900 to 1000 RPM and is fine, lowering to 700 RPM within a block, but most times, it starts and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-13-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By carnut
A fuse blown is rarely the cause. You have a...

A fuse blown is rarely the cause. You have a short. I would start at the window switches, looking for a pinched wire. But it did take 17 posts to have you check the fuse! :)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-09-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By carnut
13 posts and it appears the OP still hasn't...

13 posts and it appears the OP still hasn't replaced the fuse. You say you have power TO the fuse but do you have power out the other side?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-03-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By carnut
Two days, nine posts on a window?

Two days, nine posts on a window?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By carnut
Yes it could be the switch. Easily determined....

Yes it could be the switch. Easily determined. Swap switches, does the problem move to the other windows? Lets wait to hear what the fuse replacement does.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By carnut
Just change the fuse! Report back.

Just change the fuse! Report back.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By carnut
I think the throttle pivot vacuum switches bolted...

I think the throttle pivot vacuum switches bolted to the valve cover are broken allowing delayed vacuum to the modulator. Does it have a large black plastic cover, covering the throttle linkage at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By carnut
Classic symptom of a corroded, loose or cracked...

Classic symptom of a corroded, loose or cracked fuse. The windows are wired left front right rear thru one fuse and the other way thru the other fuse. Replace the fuse 1st. Report back.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By carnut
THe classification is meets "DEXTRON III /...

THe classification is meets "DEXTRON III / Mercon" use.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By carnut
Not to be rude but the fuse checking was not...

Not to be rude but the fuse checking was not mentioned in the original post. I have no idea of your mechanical abilities. I was simply stating the basic thing to check before any parts were replaced....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By carnut
Use it. Brand name has nothing to do with it. The...

Use it. Brand name has nothing to do with it. The API classification determines use.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By carnut
First thing on ANY german car is to check ALL...

First thing on ANY german car is to check ALL fuses with a test light, then rotate them in their holders. The old aluminum fuses would corrode and not pass current. If I remember correctly there are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By carnut
Raise car, slide under then tell us where its...

Raise car, slide under then tell us where its from. How can we help without knowing the source? Most Mercedes of this era had the dip stick tube screwed into the trans pan. They can become loose and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-18-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By carnut
The germans have the electrical ignition switch...

The germans have the electrical ignition switch wired in such a way that if you pause in run, then go to start it will not crank. Or if the car fails to start, you must return the key to the off...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By carnut
Remove the fuse and replace it with a copper...

Remove the fuse and replace it with a copper type. Sometimes just rotating the fuse in its holder restores function. I presume you soldered a jumper wire across the 2 contacts on the dimmer reostat.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-06-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,965
Posted By carnut
I believe you can disconnect the cable housing at...

I believe you can disconnect the cable housing at the speedo and pull out the cable within. I suspect its broken and a short piece will come out.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By carnut
Correct me if I'm wrong here but the postive...

Correct me if I'm wrong here but the postive cable to the starter should light up a test light. Its hot all the time waiting for the ignition switch to send power to the solenoid to switch the power...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-02-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By carnut
Low coolant in the system is the first thing to...

Low coolant in the system is the first thing to check. Second thing is a torn Mono valve. Third thing would be an inoperative aux water pump.
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