1999 230SLK engine starts cutting out at 4200 RPM, what would cause this?

Asked by Oct 05, 2015 at 06:12 PM about the 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1999 230 SLK, the engine idles at 762 RPM  but when I rev the engine up, right
about the 4200 RPM mark the engine starts to cut out, what could be causing
this?

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Loss of fuel pressure or supply, erratic signal from the crank sensor around those RPMs, vibration related electrical connection problem, loose grounds.

try changing the maf sensor or cleaning it

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