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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Question: HIGH IDLE

 

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Visitor, Indianapolis, IN, April 24, 2011, 18:05

My Benz just had a new transmission installed and since then, the idle is way too high. This model has no throttle body or idle throttle sensor. It has an EHA sensor on one side of the carburetor and another unit on the other side (don't know what it is). I was told it was probably the idle air control valve...I replaced it; no change in the problem. Is there something that needs to be reset or is it the EHA sensor,etc. I am tired of leaving my car parked in the garage!! Runs great other than the jerking and peeling out when put into gear. HELP!!!

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, April 25, 2011, 14:57
     Master

    you really need an experienced MB tech to diagnose this for you. buying parts at random is expensive and won't fix
    the problem.

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    jaguarxj6 February 17, 2012, 20:29
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    Idle control valve (5 inch cylinder with 2 wires on it directly below and at front of the air filter) should have 4 to 4.5volts going to it, if not, pull out carpet on passanger footwell, remove plastic cover (1 10 mm bolt at bottom middle) right on the footwell wall in middle u will see a black box, 3 inches by 4, this is the idle control relay, try changing it, also on a merc 116 engine (1 air intake to air filter) take off air filter, about 8 inches away from idle valve u will see temp sensor, (small round green plug with 2 wires on top, u want the one with a black stripe on it, join into that wire ONLY and then connect to vehicle ground, (if that ground was bad changing either idle relay or valve will not work. Make sure it is that temp sensor u ground and not the one on the thermostat housing

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