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Dashboard lights not working
Hello. There are a couple of things that come to mind. The wire that is not connected to anything could be the wire that is causing the problem. That wire could be shorting the turn signal system once it is...
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Rough idling and lacking horse power - 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL
Hello. There could be a problem with the coolant temperature sensor. I would also suspect that there could be a problem with the ignition control unit. The fuel pump could also be contributing to the problem you are experiencing. If...
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Stalls while applying throttle. Already changed two warm up regulators
Hello. I think you may have a problem with the cold start valve not dumping the proper amount of fuel to allow the car to start and remain running on a cold start. The distributor should be checked as well...
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The car battery doesn't seem to be charging I replace the alternator and the battery the car runs for about 10 minutes and everyth
This may be related to a failing voltage regulator or potentially a bad ground connection. As you may know, the voltage regulator regulates the amount of charging the alternator provides to the battery. When this is not working correctly, this...
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When accelerating from standing stop engine hesitates
I would recommend checking the mass air flow sensor as this is a commonly known part that can cause this kind of loss of power. This regulates the air intake into the fuel injection and ensures a proper air/fuel mixture....
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Potential 84 380sl will be at dealership for checkup tomorrow. Car has 95,000 miles, if sound I will purchase, what should I be m
Look for corrosion, improperly repaired crash damage, of course particularly on the frame, and other physical damage that is costly and burdensome to repair as well as any missing original parts. When you drive the car, ideally it should track...
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When engine is on in either reverse or drive the car bounces slightly but not in neutral or park and not all the time.
Hi there. When the front end becomes bumpy while driving, it's typically caused by struts that are worn out, steering stabilizer bushings that are damaged or a different suspension component that is beginning to wear. In order to correctly diagnose...
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Mercedes 380SL starting up, rough idling, then cutting off and dying
The mileage is not that high but due to the age, before attempting further diagnostics, you should test cylinder compression and intake vacuum (to check for stuck valves). If you determine that the engine is basically mechanically sound, there are...
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1984 Mercedes 380 SL is stalling
At that age, it could be just about anything, but based on the symptom, I'm going to speculate that you have a problem with rust in the fuel tank. When rust builds up in the tank, it gathers around the...
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Need to know the A/C relay location on a 1982 European Mercedes-Benz 280sl.
The relay is on the driver side right next to the brake booster and master cylinder. It looks like a large black block by the fender. For the compressor to not have power to it, check the low pressure switch...
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Mercedes SL a/c pressure switch location
Hi there. You might want to review this question and our mechanic's reply to see if this helps. Otherwise, I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your vehicle as it will include detailed schematics for all systems....

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