Q: I have a 1996 benz c280 care needs throttle body actuator have problems getting this in jamaica

asked by on

Car shuts off ft sto lights runs good but dhuts off when it stops. Mechanic says I need throttle body actuator .difficult to get in kingston jamaica. What kind of throttle actuator does this car use?

My car has 56000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, it is unfortunate you are having issues find parts. You may want to try cleaning the throttle itself, cleaning the idle air control valve, and making sure the air filter and housing is clean. Make sure the throttle actuator’s electrical connections are clean, dry, and tight. Due to the throttle being electronically controlled, rather than a throttle cable, replacement actuators must be compatible with the computer’s programming. The only type of throttle actuator that is going to work is the OEM design. If you cannot order the part, you will want to try and repair the part, or get the part off of another vehicle that is the same make and model.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have a 1996 benz c280 care needs throttle body actuator have problems getting this in jamaica

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Codes P0121, P0221, P2101, P2104, P2110, P2111

Here are the codes, what they mean and the potential causes below each of them. Note that some of them may be related and can cause additional codes to be triggered that may be fixed when one of it's related...

Q: Purge flow sensor code

Hi, it is fairly rare for this to happen with a purge flow issue. Purge flow refers to the cars EVAP system. This system collects the fuel that evaporates inside the gas tank to ensure that pretty much 100% of...

Q: The air conditioner and heater control panel has no power, no lights, nothing

Since you seem to get some temporary action by messing with the fuses, the problem may lie in the power distribution box. Underneath the fuse panel is a network of connections, some of which may overheat in an older car....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.