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Guys, I really need to thank everyone for guiding me with my first Diesel (1985 300TD Wagon). Since I bought it I personally found a vacuum leak (woudn't shut off and door locks weren't working), I replaced the glow plugs (it wasn't starting), and today I replaced the tie rod asemblies (a tow truck driver pulled the car on a flat bed using these). I thank everyone with their advice and great help!!!! My next project is adjusting the idle which is slightly low and causes the car to shake slightly when in idle so I need to raise it about 100 RPM to about 750-800. The throtle linkage consist of many parts and I don't want to mess something up so advices are again appreciated.

I thank you all!!!

Igor Zeljic, Minneapolis.
 

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300 TD Wagon -- Shake of front end when stopping

The wife and I have a 300 TD Wagon and have experienced the problems you discussed in your note. One problem we have fought for the past two years or so is shaking of the front end when coming to a stop. At first we thought that it was because of the front tires, but that has not proved out. It seems that stopping puts a drag on the engine and maybe (?) because of an imbalance (or something?) in the engine the engine and the front of the wagon shake back and forth. This is at very low speed -- probably from 20 MPH down to less than 1 or 2 MPH -- so I can't think it is the tires.

Have you had a similar experience? Could it be a balance problem with the engine? Any suggestions for approaching a solution?
 

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A/C compressor pulls at idle

Try putting your A/C on "Economy" at the stop light and see if the pull from the compressor is causing the shaking. You may have an idler pulley going out. The bearings wear out and cause the pulley to wobble when the engine is not running full throttle. Motor mounts could also be the culprit. These are the hard rubber bushings that attach the engine to the frame.
 
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