Looking to buy 2003 CLK500: Have questions

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Looking to buy 2003 CLK500: Have questions

Post by JDMils » Thu 05 May, 2016 10:41 pm

I drove a 2003 CLK500 soft top today (88,000Kms) and found that when going around a corner real quick, putting the foot down on the accelerator did nothing- no revs- the engine just seemed to idle but as soon as the car straightened, it took off like a rocket. It felt like I was not pressing the accelerator while going around the corner. It did the exact same thing when going around another corner in the other direction and felt strange, like there was a problem somewhere.

Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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Re: Looking to buy 2003 CLK500: Have questions

Post by CraigB » Sat 07 May, 2016 12:00 pm

Hopefully someone knows your model, but i had a Pajero for work that would do that if it detected any wheelspin. We have a t-junction near home with steep approach, very hard not to get some slippage in the wet, enters a busy road where if you don't take off and fit in to the traffic you will sit there forever. Virtually everytime I would take off and just when you need it to go it would do that and limp until it reset itself, nearly got t-boned a couple of times. I like cars where i make the decisions!!
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Re: Looking to buy 2003 CLK500: Have questions

Post by T-Modell » Sat 07 May, 2016 4:51 pm

Could be the ASR or ESP; try higher revs in those corner, then there should be a little kick before the ESP takes over control ...

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