Date registered: Dec 2013
Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes Benz 300TE 4MATIC
Location: Hudson, NY 12534
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Extremely hard start, low idle, stalling: 1992 300TE 4Matic
I've read a handful of posts on the W124 hard start, low rpm idle & stalling but could use some additional help. Fuel pumps & lines have been replaced as have the Engine Control Module and a handful of other small, accessible electrical items. Also seems to run rich.
First, can anyone recommend a knowledgeable, practical mechanic in the Albany-NYC corridor or NY/NJ/CT area? I brought the car to a specialist shop specifically for this issue. They called me back a handful of days later and said the car needs about $8,000 of suspension work. NOT what brought the car in for! I know it needs that work as well. But that's irrelevant if I can't get it started, and it stalls out a traffic lights & left turn lanes (scary!) even after it's been running for a while at 2000-3500 rpm.
They're encouraging me to give up & junk the car but I think at ~160K miles, it's got a lot of life left, and I'd like to take care of it.
Resources & recomendations welcome!
Thanks - Mark