Question about 1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Occasionally engine doesn't start - cranks OK so battery fine. You have to leave it for a while (5-10 minutes seems OK) and try again. When it starts it runs smoothly. Garage changed the airlow meter but didn't cure the problem. I think they don't have a clue what the problem is.
You should change the crankshaft position sensor this is the only thing i could think of that would cause this type of no start intermittently, when you come back 5-10 minutes later does it fire right up or is it an extended crank time? either way i believe that very well could be your problem and i would have never changed a perfectly good mass airflow meter for a problem like this,,please rate good luck -jeff
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
It could also be the main relay. Mine failed and it wouldn't start some times. if it is the cps then the engine usually stalls once the car reaches operating temp. if the problem is just starting and the car runs alrite once it starts then i think the main relay is the more probable cause.
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