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I have a 1998 slk230 Mercedes Kompressor, just all of a sudden the car begin to shake when I come to a stop. I was shaking really bad. I drove it home and parked it. I waited for a few minutes and then proceeded to crank it and drove it again and it would not shake at all. Can someone tell me what the problem could be.

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Test the vehicle's battery voltage and rate of charge. Sometimes a low voltage may cause issues in Mercs.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

Testimonial: "Thanks Jamie, I just got a brand new battery, do you think the new battery would have something to do with the shaking? If so, how do I get the voltage of the battery fixed, or is there such a thing that can be done?"

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    Jamie Alton Nov 09, 2012

    Well, you would first need to use a multimeter to be sure of any voltage related issues. Test the battery at rest. It should be somewhere around the 12.6 volt range on a newish battery, which is healthy. Turn the lights on and crank. If your lights are dimming a lot, then the new battery might still be at fault. Then test the voltage to the battery during running. It should be around 14 volts if the alternator is working properly. Other issues on Mercs tend to be dirty throttle bodies and EGR valves. Also they tend to suffer failed MAF sensors from time to time, spark coil packs and leads. Those are all the most common issues on that car.

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    Jamie Alton Nov 09, 2012

    Actually the best thing which Merc produces on their entire vehicles in my opinion is the excellent batteries. Some non genuine batteries may throw up issues from time to time, although not common. Mercs are very sensitive to voltage irregularities.



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