Date registered: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 2014 E350 4Matic Coupe
Location: Mountains of East Tennessee
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1995 E420 - deja vu chug chug chug...
I have a 1995 E420 with 38,000 miles. The car had 19,000 miles when I bought it about four years ago and I try to keep her in driving rotation a couple days a week.
I have a recurring problem. Car develops a bad miss that gets progressively worse. If she is driven every day there is no noticeable problem. If I skip a day I can expect that she will start up beautifully, and drive beautifully until about 15 minutes in and at the next redlight it will begin - chug chug chug.
Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville charged a fortune and replaced plugs, wires, rotor buttons, caps, and coils.
Solved the problem for about 6 months and then the exact same problem.
They replaced rotor buttons, caps, and wires. Another fortune.
Six months later same thing.
Took it to Bearden Benz because dealership wasn’t able to solve the problem and spent $1500 on - any guesses??? Plugs, wires, rotor buttons, distributors, and coils.
What is causing this? I know sitting is bad - but she’s one of several and is kept in a humidity and temperature controlled garage.
Chug chug chug.