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Engine shake and idle at low reve when shift to D or R from N

The engine shakes abnormally to almost an halt when shifting from N to D or R driving with the Air Con is on.

Kindly advise........problem and how to repair.
Thanks

Car Made: 1998 C180

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  • karoter Oct 18, 2008

    I took my old benz to a dealer to get it sold, it was perfectly working then. They called back a month later saying the car wont sell so I must take it back.

    Now the central locking system doesnt work, it has lost a lot of power, sometimes shifts gear too early and sometime shift when it hits the red line.

    And worst of all, the aircon is always on, which makes the car shake and die in the middle of the road with the temp at 110 degrees celcius.
    I have to turn the fan off completely, not good for summer.

    I was hold they somehow messed up the computer, so I brought a second hand one from a crashed car with the same model and year. But the car wouldnt start when I replaced it.

    Merc wants to charge me $4000 for replacing the computer which I dont have.

    Any advices for me on what I should do?

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Sorry, i actually have a problem with my 97 model c280.it trips off on it own on motion.its electeical,current cuts supply on motion then it goes off.what would be the problem?

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