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1972 Mercedes-Benz 250 Series 250C Coupe 2.8 Base

1972 Mercedes-Benz 250 Series 250C Coupe 2.8
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July 29, 2009, 1:13 pm

Betty R
 

Question: accelerator is sticking

I want to sell my car but I'm noticing my acceleratorr sticking. Is this going to be an expensive problem to fix! I live in a ski resort town and want to sell before the weather turns cold. It is mostly a garage car. The brakes also squeak when applied.....


July 30, 2009, 5:12 pm

Elizabeth K
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There are several ball and socket joints that need to be lubed in your accelerator linkage. Ideally, there is a special Bosch grease for this, but in a pinch you could get away with white lithium grease.

Brakes squeak for many different reasons. It would be wise to have them inspected, nobody wants a calamity on a test drive.


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