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Date registered: Dec 2007
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Loss of Power when shifting , 2001 SLK 230
I have had my SLK 230 for more than 2 years now, and it used to run perfect until two months ago when I parked it for two months (in a humid place).
since that time, when I step on the gas, the engine does not accelerate immediately as it used to be, and then slowly starts to rev. (without the powerful acceleration that it used to do). I have a 6-speed manual tranny, and the same thing happes every time i shifted (as soon as I take my foot off the accelerator pedal and back on it again, even if I put the gear on idle). This goes away when I turn off the engine and wait for a minute or two before starting it again. This problem started happening occasionally since coming from my 2-month vacation, and now it is happening almost always even when I re-start the engine. Note that the check-engine light never came on for this problem.
I read several threads about similar problems, I checked and cleaned the MAF sensor, but it made no difference. I also heard that the accelerator pedal might be the problem. Any advise is really appreciated. Pictures and some details to do it my self would be great as well.
Thanks, and have a wonderful new year.
Ron, Tampa, FL.