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My car stopped sudently.

Hello, i just bought a mercedes c280 1996 in august and 2 weeks ago, i was driving and ma car loose power and my brake became very ard to push, finally my car stopped. the towing bring my car at ma garage and 1 week later, the car started and since...no problem with my mercedes.

Do you have an idea for this problem?

thank for your attention.
PS: sorry im french :P
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    veillette bryan Oct 28, 2008

    thank you...i will look !!!



    Bryan.

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    veillette bryan Nov 04, 2008

    i let my car at the garage and the mechanic said that's maybe the computer...he did'touch it and the car restart...now my car is out of repair in a school parking...he dont want to start...sorry for the mistakes i'm french

    Bryan

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    veillette bryan Nov 05, 2008

    do you think the computer can be the problem...?

  • veillette bryan
    veillette bryan Nov 05, 2008

    where precisely i can begin my research or give an idea to my mechanic? fuel pump...harness relay...computer?

  • veillette bryan
    veillette bryan Nov 09, 2008

    can i have more opinions about my problems...i want to have more infos for my mechanic?

    thanks

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Hi!!

try to check the ECU or the injection pump

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If you take it to a shop, they will hook the computer in your car to the computer that they have in their garage and they will read the code of the car that shows the problem and they should be able to tell you the reason. It may be an electrical short that caused your brakes to become very hard to push, and it may have been either a dead battery or a messed up alternator. When they read the code, they should tell you the problem and should be able to fix it. They might be able to reset it temporarily until you can get it fixed so it will not happen again.

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Yes the computer could be the problem.but still get it diagnose at the local repair center to locate the exact problem before getting it repaired from a company service center.
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This is probably a fuel filter starting to get clogged. Have your filter replaced soon.

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This sounds like the electric fuel pump has a failure, check the fuel pressure while the car is a no start, this is the way these pumps fail, intermittent no starts are common issue. I have 30 years dealer experience behind me so I am pretty sure the fuel pump is the problem.

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