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Date registered: Feb 2011
Vehicle: 1973 220D, 1988 300SEL, 1991 300TE
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Throttle Linkage problem - '73 220 Diesel
I've got a 1973 220 Diesel with just over 400,000 miles on it. It is a constant struggle - todays problem is the throttle linkage where the idle adjust cable connects. (see the photo attached to post)
Notice how worn the slot that the cable passes through has gotten over the years. The problem is the cable stop gets caught in that hole and when I take my foot off the accelerator and at a stop the engine races (rather significantly).
I have had this piece replaced maybe 15 or 20 years ago which is what I would do now if I could find one. A salvaged one might be better but this is the kind of part that also might be almost as worn on any car I would be able to find.
Does anyone have ideas on repair or sources for a good one?
Last edited by frankflynn; 03-20-2012 at 09:36 PM.
Reason: fix the double image