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Swirl flap motor clip.

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I bought the 2005 Mercedes e320 cdi with 111,000 on it 2 years ago and it's been an awesome car. But with in the last 2 months it goes into limp mode after a minute of driving or I crack it down. It still drives smooth just no power. I put a scanner on it and I will get code p2015, deleted it a few times but comes right back. I can move the arm of the swirl flaps with a screwdriver with out a problem and moves smoothly. So just thinking it's the motor for the flaps gone bad. Ok I am good with that bc I was going to plug in the resistor to bridge the two wires. But... I cant figure out how the to get the clip off the motor it has to be in the worst spot. Almost as bad an changing an alternator on a new Fiat (kids car and what a crappy design). But any help would be great full. And would it harm the car driving it in limp mode?

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what do you mean by " the clip off the motor"? are you talking about the electrical connection getting unplugged or getting the actuator arm loose so you can pin the linkage forward?
i cant remember exactly, but i think i got a flathead screwdriver and pried each side open and slid it out like that. once apart pull the connection up through the runners. you might have to reroute the wire or cut a zip tie holding it down there but it frees up after you pull it up and through the intake manifold. gives you alot more room to work with and makes redoing the resistor if necessary very easy. ill tru to shoot a pic of mine and upload when i get home.
bottom line is I wasn't to worried about beating up the connection as i was never going to use it again anyways.
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