I have a 1991 190E 2.6 Mercedes.
About 3 weeks ago it started to stall when I was making either a left or a
right turn. It starts right back up with no problems. Problem is not every
time I turn, only sometimes. Then yesterday I was on the freeway driving up
a hill and it did the samething and stalled..
I am scared to drive the car now. This has happened with both a full and
half full or below tank of gas. I took it to a mechanic today and of course
car would not do it when he was driving so he was unable to diagnose the
problem. He did look at the idol and said it was fine though. anyone heard
of or experienced this problem before? I dont want to take it to a bouch of
mechanics and pay for them to look at it then have problem not occure with
1. Perhaps a pressure relief valve on power steering high pressure
system. Don't know where this is, but could be stuck, resulting on
excessive load on the engine when the wheels are turned causing
2. Compression. Is the engine tired and has a reduced compression.
Power steering puts a high load on the engine at full lock.
I had am Pontiac that did that. It was old and tired with timing chain
stretched and worn.
If it happens with high steering wheel effort could be above. If it is a
g-force related look for loose connections in ignition area.
We had a 190i in our shop many years ago that died intermittenly when coming
to a stop. We found that the power wire to the idle valve goes thru the
(fuel pump relay or overvoltage relay, can't remember which, sorry) There
was a loose connection found where one of these relays plugged in. This
caused the idle valve shut down intermittenly and wasn't noticed till you
came to a stop and the engine idled down below it's normal range and died.
Maybe this can be of some help.
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