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Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by longjohn, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. longjohn

    longjohn Member

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    Have SLK230 1998 model which hesitates when kickdown is applied. It`s done about 40000 miles. After a bit of a stutter its away and "digs in".
    What are the things to check out first?. Under normal acceleration it`s ok.:confused::confused:
     
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    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    STAR diagnosis test is the first place to start, check to see if there are any fault codes logged. Could be the start of a failing MAF. Also check the cam magnet loom isnt contamniated with engine oil which will go the the MAF and O2 sensors.
     
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    longjohn

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    Thanks Steve will investigate when the weather gets a bit warmer.
    Regards John
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You could pull the plug from the cam magnet, front center top of engine and see if it is oily looking
     

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