When troubleshooting your vacuum system you must know where the hoses and lines go
What's wrong with my Mercedes?
Different from the 116 / 123 chassis and more difficult to troubleshoot
A very common problem that requires precise troubleshooting
Look for the cause in the drive mechanism
If the hoses are leaking or are not hooked up properly a number of problems could occur.
#1 Failure Point are the rubber diaphragms in the door lock actuators
Pump mechanisms breaking apart and piston bolt failures
Repair kits and parts are not available new for the twin diaphragm pumps
Easy to test when out of car. See Kent's manual to learn how to test without removing door panel.
Common concern on 1980 to 1985 Mercedes Diesel 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD
Double check for damage and use a product to scare them away