20th Nov 2010, 15:43

Got a 51 plate Vito CDI. Real lumpy on tick over; misses then clears at about 3000 rpm. It smokes bad too. Any ideas please?

24th Mar 2011, 14:10

After experiencing the same issues, I tried pumping the clutch, and that seemed to free up the clutch switch, and I now rev to 6000 RPM!

Will be replacing the clutch switch, via ebay at 8.99.

Thanks for your advice folks!

16th May 2011, 08:30

Had similar problem with my 112. Changed the map sensor just by the wiper arm in the engine bay. Blew out the hose to the air box, and limp mode went off. Hope it helps.

16th May 2011, 08:31

Check the map sensor and hose connection to the air box are OK.

21st May 2011, 12:53

Sounds like anti roll bar bushes.

7th Jul 2011, 08:59

Hi all.

Again, I have similar lack of power problems.

I have a 2000 110 CDi, which recently had to have an engine change. So it went in and worked OK, except that since the new engine, I have lost turbo boost. I had a brake sensor fault, so I got a new switch - still got a fault. Tried changing instrument clocks, but still no boost. I can hear the turbo, so I assume the boost is being 'wasted'.

Anyway, I have ordered a diagnostic kit off eBay, so I will report back the results.

28th Sep 2011, 08:29

I've got a Mercedes Vito 2000 108CDI, and last year the heater in the cab didn't seem to get very warm. I've drained the system, and it does get up between 60 and 80 on the clock. Could this be a problem with the thermostat, which is making it not flow right around the matrix? If anyone has any ideas, my name is Dave and my mobile is 07849552331.

30th Oct 2011, 17:52

The knock on mine sounded like the van was ready for scrap. Cost a tenner to fit bushes to the anti-roll bar and twenty for a drop link. Did not think it would be solved that cheaply.

The van does have problems, like any other. Love to drive it, love the look of it. Have heard of them doing 360,000 miles with very few problems.

30th Oct 2011, 17:58

Thanks for your listing. Have changed the anti-roll bar bushes, and the knock is gone.

17th Nov 2011, 10:03

I would like to thank you, as I thought I'd tried everything, as my Vito did the exact same.

So I looked for the switch, and there it was, so I took it out, covered it in WD40, and hey, it worked. So thank you very much mate.

Grateful Shaun.

28th Dec 2011, 16:21

Soak overnight with Coca Cola, dry off, then run the engine for 30 minutes until normal temperature. Worked for me.

28th Aug 2012, 12:32

Yeah, brief comment. I second that CRAZY solution to fixing the not revving over 3000RPM unless the clutch is pushed in on start up!! What is that about? Do I need fix something?! Or just push the clutch in? I don't know if I should laugh or cry?!

22nd Sep 2012, 02:44

Probably 2 years late for this now, but it's the crankshaft sensor. :)

6th Dec 2014, 00:30

It could be your flywheel. I lost all transmission on my Vito 110 CDI. The dual mass flywheel needed to be replaced. I did this with a solid flywheel conversion kit.


14th Feb 2015, 20:59

I have just bought a Vito 110 which has been diagnosed as needing a flywheel, and am thinking also of replacing it with a solid flywheel conversion, and would be grateful if you could tell me where I can buy the conversion, and the cost.

Thanks, Mike.

My email is stillhere@talktalk.net

18th Sep 2016, 15:52

Mine did the same; took about a pint out, never did it again.