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Q: Key not working
Hi there. This problem is caused by a lack of mobility in your ignition cylinder. The bumps on your key depress a series of channels in the cylinder in the correct combination in order for it to release it's locking...
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Car hard to start and hesitates
Thanks for asking. With all of the work that has been done to the vehicle, I would recommend having a mechanic, such as one of our YourMechanic experts, inspect your starting issue. Your symptoms sound like an air/fuel metering concern...
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Valve gaskets need replacing.
Hi. Your cooling and oil systems would need to be checked for leaks. These are two separate issues. The cooling system should not be getting low, except for a very small amount over a six to twelve month period. The...
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Car has been sitting and won't start
The car sitting for a year is most likely a dead battery. These cars are known to have loss of memory problems and the systems have to be reset with a factory scanner. I recommend you have a mechanic like...
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Engine, power steering, and brakes shut off
Given you had a "sudden" failure, you might check the crank position sensor first. This component instructs the ignition module when to fire the spark plugs. If the crank position sensor is OK, work your way up the electrical path....
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After new distributor and testing, car won't start
Confirm the basics first: Does it have spark at the plugs? Does it have compression? Are the injectors firing with proper fuel pressure? One (or more) of these is failing you, and will instruct the correct diagnostic path. A trained...
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Driver's side windows do not properly function
If removing the driver door window switch (or the driver-side console switch), and applying direct power to the harness yields successful operation of the window, the problem is the switch that was removed for the test. This can be confirmed...
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What motor oil do you recommend 5w30 or 10w30?
Hey there. Your 190E holds 5.3 quarts or 5 liters. The weight of oil is determined by the average temperature of the climate you live in. If the temperature is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, I would go with the 10w30,...
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Mercedes Benz 190e car does not move when I step on the gas pedal a wire popped it's goes down all the way to the floor
You probably broke a throttle cable. It's just a short cable that goes from the accelerator to a complicated looking linkage on the intake manifold. This isn't a common failure so you may want to look hard at the linkage...
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Car starts and runs but dies after 4-10 minutes, will not restart...leave overnight, same all over again.
Your car uses the old Bosch KE injection system. It is a mechanical, electronic combination system that has the unique ability to run (though not very well) with the electronics not working at all, You might find that the section...
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Hello. I accidentally left my 2 liter 1987 mercedes 190E car key on the accessory position in my garage and I will return in a few
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's battery will likely be dead. Even if the vehicle has less electronic components sucking battery power, there are some. Even when the vehicle is off and sits, the clock can drain the...

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