Date registered: Feb 2009
Vehicle: 1999 S320
Location: Central California
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1987 260E Problems
I have a 1987 260E. Has about 229,450 on the clock. It has been a great car. It's now getting to the point where I want to fix the little things that are wrong with it to make it a great car. Although its not my every day car I want to get it back up to snuff. There are two major problems and a couple of small minor ones that are keeping this from being great. If any of you guys could tell me how to fix or what to look for with any of these problems I would sincerely appreciate it.
1. Hard Starting this car can be a real pain to start sometimes. Sometimes it will start right up and idle pretty good. Other times you have to keep cranking it over and over about 2 or 3 times with the pedal pressed half way down to get it to start up. After that it starts ok. The fuel pumps are new, the OVP relay was replaced about 5 years ago and its the one with the Red Cap. The fuel pumps and filter were replaced 2 years ago. The plugs, wires, cap, rotor and alternator were all replaced back in June (9 Months ago). Was starting rough then too.
2. The cruise control isn't working quite right. I tried replacing the amplifier and sometimes it will accelerate and not hold. Other times it will accelerate and hold but be jerking. I looked in the Mercedes service manual and it said it might be the Hall Sensor behind the Speedometer others have said try another amplifier. Im starting to get confused. LOL
3. The SRS light is stuck on. How do I go about finding out the problem.
I know its a 22 year old car and im not surprised that there are problems with it. Its just I want to get a well running car and get that longevity the 124 is known for.