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Intermittent starting problem-now will not start

Hi,the car is a 1996 E280 auto estate with 118000 miles on.
The problem,over the last 2 weeks or so the car would some times start straight away and other time would crank over a lot before starting.Last night would not start and battery went flat,put battery on charge and the cranks over very well but will not fire up and have cranked over for a long time.Checked fuses all good.Over the last 2 weeks of starting problems,when started the car has driven spot on with no other faults as its always done.Any help in tracing the faulty item would be appreciated.
Thank you..........Jon.

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Fuel system and ignition system must be check.

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