Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Vehicle: 2001 SLK320 Copper Designo Edition
Other Toys: Bike, of the manual kind
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SLK320 - acceleration between gear shifting - HELP
Has anyone experienced this?
My 2001 SLK320 (85,000m) suddenly started having trouble accelerating between shifting gears. When shifting from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd to 3rd, the car has a delay in acceleration of appx 5-10 secs.....first it won't accelerate at all, even with gas pedal depressed.....then after 5-10 seconds it starts to pick up speed and slowly reaches normal driving speed. At first I thought it was the extreme cold but today is a 'warm' 40 degrees. Almost feels like the combustion from the fuel injector is being 'blocked' ? or bad fuel-air ratio?
Has anyone experienced anything similar? Or have some clues what might be causing this?
It did not feel very safe this morning! Appreciate any advice!
Model: SLK 320 Designo
Trans: 5-speed manual gear shift
Manufactured: Germany (not Alabama)