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I just bought a C180 Classic 2002 model & it is very sputter

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I just bought a C180 Classic 2002 model & it is very sputter off the line, I can gently push the accelerator & it coughs & almost dies before it clears the more I put my foot down
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Michael Warfield replied 1 year ago.

Most likely there is a misfire caused by old spark plugs or a bad mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensors are known for causing sputtering or sluggish acceleration but they are more expensive. I would recommend making sure the spark plugs are in good shape and there is no oil leaking in around them. Only then, would I replace the mass air flow sensor.

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