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ML55 won't rev past 4000 rpm
Hi, my first post, my first Benz and my first problem! I have an ML55, 2001 in Australia, fantastic to drive, apart from the amout of fuel it loves to drink, at around $6.50 per gallon it is expensive, but any how!
The Benz drives well but when accelerating it won't rev past 4000 RPM, it just dies, like the engine has failed, if you lift the accelerator pedal it runs fine again. It is still drivable up to around 130 - 140 KPH but I am not able to use the AMG power to accelarate past trucks or cruise at higher speeds. If I want to accelerate slowly or drive slow, I would have bought a Toyota!!
Has any one else heard or had this problem? I live over 100KM from the nearest dealer, and they can't look at the car for nearly two weeks!
Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
Steve from Aus.