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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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Please I have 1999 mercedes sprinter 208D for some time now

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Please I have 1999 mercedes sprinter 208D for some time now recently the engine started shaking the mechanic suggested is either injectors and pump so I got both changed. The van was started and the engine works smoothly for about an hour the it started shaking ;sort of vibrating again. Please is there anything you can suggest. Thank you. Emmanuel
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.
Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to assist you with your question. I apologize if you have been waiting long for a response

Has the compression ever been checked?
Has a cylinder leak down test ever been performed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes please BOth checks were down.
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.
Does the engine shake at idle and while driving?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Only at idle for instance waiting in traffic.. when you accelerate it stop shaking

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.
Ok this is the intake manifold sucking on air, this is a common issue on these vehicles. The intake manifold gasket develops a leak over time which results in the symptoms that you are having. The next step needs to be to have the intake manifold gasket checked.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Please what is the intake manifold this the head gasket?

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.
No the intake sits on top of the engine above the head gasket, the intake gasket is at the top portion of the engine.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay thanks. will let them check that.

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.
No problem, thank you and you can respond back to this question at anytime after rating positive.