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C280 idle problem

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I have a 1996 C 280 with idle problem.
When engine starts, idle goes all the way down and engine stops.
I restart engine and hope for the best. Sometimes, I need to restart engine a few times before idle stabilizes and then I can leave.

Car stops when you put the brakes at a stop . On the highway there is no problem.
The problem occurs when I start the engine and when I brake .
I already changed the OVP relay but the problem is still there.
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Maybe your car idle to low. Did your car had a service (oil change, etc)? If so let them check it. If there is no problem they can raise your RPM, so it won't stall when you brake. My C280 (V6) RPM is between 500 and 1000 RPM with brakes on.

Good luck

What is the procedure to raise the idle in the C280?:confused:
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