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300e 2.6 - hard to start, low/rough idle, acceleration issues
Hey, I have a 1991 300e 2.6 and in the past few weeks I have started having a bunch of problems all at once. The first of these is that the car is very hard to get started. It requires nearly about a minute or two of cranking to actually start it and then it idles very low(under 500rpm) after it starts. I then have to let it idle for a minute or two because if I give it any gas it just dies. Also, the ASR and ABS lights are usually on when I have this starting problem. The engine has also just shut down on me after a quick stop and after lightly braking before a turn.
The other problem is with acceleration. If I accelerate too quickly, which doesn't even have to be very quickly at all, the car will jerk/shudder and it will keep doing this until I take my foot off the gas and slowly ease back onto it. It will also happen after I have gotten up to speed on the highway, and will persist until I slow down a bit. This problem seems to be an on and off problem. Some days it happens, and then it might last for a few days before it will go away for another few days.
Anyways, thats about it for now, any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.