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I have an SLK320 and it starts up ok and then stalls

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hi, I have an SLK320 and it starts up ok and then stalls straightaway. Any ideas?
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the Mercedes stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: It stalls at Idle before I can put in gear
JA: What year is your SLK320?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you fixing your SLK320 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It has just happened, thought of cleaning sparkplugs
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thank yu

Hi my name is ***** ***** I help you with this ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, if you can that would be good

Have you done any checks ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not yet
What is good to check?

Could you check the inlet pipe after the air mass and check for a split.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok, anything else? Sparkplugs?

Not spark plugs we need to look for a air leak first .

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I,ll have a look at airpipe. Should I keep the page up whilst I go and look?


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I couldn't see a leak but it was hard to see as it was raining!

Can you code read it ? As it starts the cuts out generally that is due to fuel trim issue.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry but how would I code read it?

Basic scan tool would be enough to do it.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm afaid I don't have a scan tool, can I buy one?

Yes have a look on Euro car parts basic code readers are very cheap now.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, I'll get one and hopefully code read it and get back to you. Can I ask for you personally?

Yes Gavin772 regards Gavin.

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