Question about Mercedes-Benz Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

CAR STALLS ON START UP. 1987 mercedes sl 560

1987 mercedes sl 560. car stored for winter months in unheated garage in cold started easily, after several seconds it would stall.almost like ignition switch was turned off. would run ok on a fast rpm. also the tachometer stopped working. any help would be appreciated. thanks barry

Posted by isabelfancey on


1 Answer

Vladimir Frolov

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Mercedes-Benz Master
  • 2,075 Answers

Check fuses (for tachometer), fuel pump and blew through injectors: they can have some residue ice from gasoline

Posted on Jan 22, 2018


5 Related Answers


  • 94 Answers

SOURCE: 1991 toyota camry, after car is warmed up the car stalls at stop

Check vehicle for possible vacume leaks, hoses off etc.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008



  • 32 Answers

SOURCE: Civic '92 engine normal starts then stalls after 2 mins

Ihave the same experience try to remove the idle jet located next to the starting jet. But be careful in removing it as it will break easily ( you will need a flat screwdiver to do it ) clean it with a wire that closest size of the jet. change your fuel filter ang drain all the fuel inside before putting it back. make sure to put some air pressure on each holes on the carb so it flush all unwanted particles inside and pls dont use silicone in sealing the rubbers inside.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009


  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: engine stalls after cold start-up & release from high speed idle

I had a similar problem.  I found the filter cartridge below the pcv valve had carboned up, and after the crank case pressurized, oil was forced out the pcv supply line to the throttle body.  The idle air control valve solenoid got oil in it and caused my problem, but only when it was cold.  The pcv cartridge is accessed by removing the pcv valve and the rubber fitting that the pcv valve mounts in.  It can then be fished out with a pick set, and it is a pain because you can't see it, but you can get you hand back there.  I hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009


  • 335 Answers

SOURCE: Car stalls when stopping sometimes - starts ok then stalls

torque convertor not unlocking u can unplug the wiring 4 the torque convertor on the transmission u can drive it fine after u unplug it or spend $1000 to have it replaced ur call

Posted on Apr 09, 2009


  • 77 Answers

SOURCE: Car starts fine..Idle is fast...stalls after car warms up

Check for vacuum leaks. Also try cleaning the ISV.

If that doesnt work go to and post your issue there

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1989 Mercedes 560 sel, w126, Car will start and idle fine for 10 min. then stall and will not restart until next morning...

catalytic converter is clogged basically its stopping up your exhaust. Over time the pressure will slowly vent out, allowing your car to start, only to build up the backpressure again, stalling engine.

Dec 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1987 560 SL, how to trouble shoot the power antenae and toggle switch on dash. Antenae motor wont run at all.

Hirschman antenna are jerks when they get old. Pull it, then pull it apart and see if the plastic band that turns the motor is broke, or if the tabs on the big plastic wheel are snapped off. Over at is some links to hirschman guy who can get parts kits for repairs.

Jun 12, 2010 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560

1 Answer

Cold start is fine but after warm start the engine misses and sta

I would start by changing the fuel filter then check to see if there is any water in the fuel if those are ok see if a critter built a nest in the air filtter or the exhaust.

Jan 31, 2010 | 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300 Diesel

2 Answers

MB 190E will start and stall within 2 seconds

cold start relay either the fuse in the relay, or the relay itself.

Jul 21, 2009 | 1987 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 190 Class

1 Answer

How do you remove the headrests on a 1987 560 SL?

just pull out by pressing the button on one of the pole!!

Jun 25, 2009 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560

1 Answer

1987 cadillac 305 4bbl 5.0 litre with 150,000 miles

Given the age of the car, the mileage and the way you are using it, I doubt using 10-30 is going to cause any problems. Any long term problem would occur with repeated cold starts when it is very cold (e.g. below -10degC), as the engine would not oil properly. To avoid potential seal problems, I recommend you use a high mileage synthetic.

Dec 11, 2017 | 1987 Cadillac Brougham

1 Answer

Antenna will not go up!

go to ebay, they usually have a good aftermarket one that will fit and is designed for your car.

Dealers area outrageous (but they have to pay overhead)

Feb 05, 2009 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560

1 Answer

1987 dodge omni will not start when it is cold

Adjust choke assembly. Good mechanic, 5-10 min.

Dec 15, 2008 | 1987 Dodge Omni

1 Answer

Electrical problem on 1987 560 SL

There seems to be an intermittent electrical failure on the wiring from the radio to the power antenna.
Is this power antenna the original one?

Jul 04, 2008 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers


Level 2 Expert

178 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides