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190E 2.6 - no power AND electrical problem?

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My 1991 190E 2.6L started having a serious acceleration problem this afternoon... from stop lights, when I started moving forward again I found that the car was really hesitating, almost no power at all... and would then suddenly kick in and start accelerating. This happened several times over the course of a 20 minute drive... and just as I was getting near home, as I tried to accelerate from a stop sign, it sputtered and almost stalled.

I then noticed that the radio wasn't working... wouldn't turn on at all. And the interior lights aren't working either.

This morning, on an earlier trip a few hours before, the radio and lights were fine, as was the acceleration... so it seems that the electrical problem, and the acceleration problem are either related, or it's a really odd coincidence of timing.

Any ideas of what I should be looking for to fix this?

Thanks,
Scott
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plugs

id advise checking spark plugs, leads and things like that. Or another thought is it could have moisture in it. Dads 260e (same motor as the 190e 2.6) sat for 3 months and after using it, it was hesitating for days, a good thrash on the open road for 50 kms cured it.
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