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MY Mercedes E240 W210 has no acceleration

I couldnt start the car so loked at the battery to find a corroded earthstrap on the battery, I changed the earth strap for a new one. The car started instantly but I now have BAS SRS & ANTISKID warning all come on since I did this, I had to change earth to batery as it was heavily corroded, even the nut to tighten onto pole had melted away, when took off the battery the earth terminal was wet (under rear seat, nothing else in car was damp) since changing strap I can now start car fine but get error codes and no throttle response, also idle is slightly erratic,while running battery is putting out 14.4 I have used a fault code reader in the 38 pin socket and it didn't pick up anything.

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  • ianc Oct 26, 2012

    I should add that the gearbox is working fine, I can get it roll on the flat on forward and reverse gears I just have no acceleration, there is absolutely no response to the throttle at all, I have also looked at all the fuses, although I doubt a fuse would have caused it but I checked anyway.



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Take car to dealership. The cars computer (ECU) needs to be reflashed since there was an electrical disruption when you disconnected the battery. This is only true with some european cars yours being one of them. Call them first they'll tell you so.

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  • ianc Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks, I had no problems when had to take battery off previously, however this time I had the difference in that I had almost no earth contact so had to remove the earth strap from vehicle and change it, would this be something my local Indy can do I have a very trusted independent who are just as good and are well proven for the past 6 years, for a 1/4 of the prices that MB charge ;)



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