Kickdown throttle sticking c180 w203

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  1. dinomax

    dinomax New Member

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    Hi All

    My W203 C180 (2000) has developed a serious problem with the throttle sticking. Driving back from local shops last week throttle suddendly jammed...........went past my house at 140MPH with very braking doing very little. fortunately there is a field with a steep encline nearby managed to get it out of the residential area and onto the field (meant going round a roundabout at about 100mph). It has only done it once since then and this time i noticed it's when the kickdown is depressed.

    any ideas guys ?
     
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    Auto-mobile MB Enthusiast

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    Replace the pedal complete, I have had it on w210's its drive by wire so there nothing else that would cause it
     
  3. Alex Crow

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    very odd that, normally using the brakes kills the throttle...
     
  4. Anders

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    It did 140 mph and negotiated a roundabout at 100 mph...? :thumb: Well done, clearly a very fit C180 and your driving skills are not too shabby either! :rolleyes:
     
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    dinomax

    dinomax New Member

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    Thanks Fella.........But I did have to crawl home and change my underwear immediately.

    Any ideas what could be causing this ?
     
  6. Alex Crow

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    Dinomax, if I am to take your posts seriously you have been lucky to escape with your life.

    The only sensible advice I can give you is to have the car recovered to a workshop ASAP, and not to drive it again until it has been fixed by a proffessional.
     
  7. davionix

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    what a frightening situation,i am intrigued how this can happen so please forgive my ignorance when i say would it not have been possible to shove the gearstick into neutral and then turn off the ignition?
    As someone has said this is a potentially fatal accident waiting to happen!
     
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    dinomax New Member

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    Thanks Davionix.......This was no joke, fortunately i live in the English countryside. there is a vary large roundabout at the end of my street wich leads to either the M1 Motorway or a couple of smaller exits, one goes to more residential areas or the other to farmland fields. I managed to get the farmland exit (I think did exactly what you descbribed). I fumbled with the gears until i felt the engine had disengaged and frantically tried to turn the ignition off. What is the most confusing is why when I restarted the car it was as if nothing had ever happened ?????????

    Until I next had to press down the kickdown and this re-occured, luckilly i was in a remote part of the country and it didn't catch me by surpise this time.

    I think I'll bust out the WD40 and grease this weekend and empty it on the throttle mechanism and re-grease. if this fails it will be a trip to the MB stealership next week. it's never cheap when diagnonsis is involved (they basically wright thier own cheques

    Unless anyone has any suggestions.
     
  9. Alex Crow

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    I have a suggestion, DO NOT DRIVE IT AT ALL until it has been repaired by a Mercedes repair specialist.

    I offer this suggestion for all the right reasons - never play with life threatening faults.
     
  10. davionix

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    thanks for the info,I can only strongly agree with alex crows advice,its too dangerous not to!
     
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