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1988 Mercedes SE accelerating and dying...

Bear with me since I know nothing about cars but trying to help a friend out. He owns a 1988 Mercedes SE and it keeps accelerating by itself or just starts idling for no reason and then dies but starts up again quickly like nothing. Also his cruise control is acting up also. I saw the thread about the throttle linkage...could this help him out?

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Mechanics, electricity, digital diagnostics (primitive for 1988 automobiles) are all as dangerous to the uninitiated as it is becoming a little pregnant to the HS teen.

The best you can do for your friend is to find him a good, honest independent mechanic who specializes in MB light vehicles. Since we are talking about an old car you need a guy in his 50s to make sure he has seen similar situations.

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I would post this in the w126 section. Also do a search for testing the OVP relay. I posted the instructions in the sticky at the top of the w126 forum a couple of years ago.

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