2001 Mercedes 300sk idles really rough and is not drive able. Previous owner wanted to buy it back, after he drove it it was indri able? Is there something he could have done to it to make it idle so badly?

Asked by Aug 21, 2015 at 03:01 PM about the Mercedes-Benz 300-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Mercedes kompresso right, after letting previous owner drive it (he wanted
to buy it back) the next day it idled so badly that I got stuck on the road.  Could he have
done something to it?

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He could have pulled the connections to the Mass Air Flow sensor or the Idle Air Control valve. He may have unplugged a vacuum line as well. I would call someone who knows their way around a cars engine and have them take a quick look for you.

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