Okay, I have a 1989 300TE Wagon that has had a fuel problem since July of 2004. When it started it was just stalling at red lights, then it got real bad one day on the way home. I could only drive about 20 miles per hour for around 6 miles when it stalled and would not start back up.
I got it home and looked at it, but never got it working because of funds. I could take out the spark plugs and let it air-out for a few hours and then put them back in and it would start right up for a few minutes but then stall again without starting until I removed the plugs again.
NOW...I took the Fuel Distributor of the 1989 300TE Wagon off today, blew it and the injector lines out with my air hose, and made sure that all of the engine compartment fuel hoses were blown out too. I put the fuel distributor back on and started the car right up. it idled for 30 minutes with a few misses, because of plugs I am assuming, but stayed good idle for that long.
I decided to try and pull forward and backword without applying gas and it worked, I then tried to back it out of the drive, placing a load on the gas peddle, and it stalled. It did however start right back up and continued to idle. It will start every time now, but will stall when I try to put a load on the peddle. ***** THE catalitic convertor DID NOT get red hot while it was idling today.
Do I have some real problems here or can this be fixed quick. OH YA, When the car would only go 20 miles per hour back in July...the lower rubber of the rear bumper got melted a little; is that bad?
Thank you all very much!