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Guages not working
Hi. It sounds like you may be onto something. When the gears on the speedometer cable wear out, it is unable to calculate the vehicle speed and display it on the instrument cluster. In rare cases, the cluster itself will...
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Car dies after a few minutes
There is a high possibility that your fuel injection unit "CFI" is malfunctioning. That is a common problem on your vehicle. If you would like help with this issue, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician will be able to visit...
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Car idles rough, gas smell - 1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL
Check to see if the air filter housing has been sealed properly and that the mass air sensor has not been damaged by dirty air getting by the air filter assembly. If it has, then replace the mass air sensor...
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Car cannot accelerate past 20 mph - 1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL
Hello. You should have the fuel system injection checked to make sure the fuel distributor is working as it should and the fuel filter is not clogged with bad fuel varnish. I would suggest having fuel replaced with fresh fuel...
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Car starts with difficulty, ABS and O2 sensor lights on
Hello. The hard start and O2 sensor light can be due to the fuel control distributor leaking excessive amounts of fuel from the air control door. Some leakage is normal but less that 22cc of fuel and anymore than this...
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Engine ticking, lifters keep getting worn
Hello. The lifters that get worn is from a lack of lubrication. Have your engine checked for any sludge build up, and if so, make sure you are using the correct oil viscosity and you may want to use full...
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drop into gear engine revs out of control
This is often times a sign of a vacuum leak. There is a plate that is supposed to be closed when the engine is cold to preheat the air going to the throttle body. As the engine warms up this...
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where is the thermostat
Your thermostat is located in the front of the engine right next to the distributor just above the water pump. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to -diagnose and replace your thermostat.

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