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The car is not starting, the engine is turning weakly

The car stopped on the way in a traffic jam. After the driver tried to start the car, it was not starting. On continuous trials, the battery went down. A new battery was used, the cable that went from the battery to the kick starter started getting hot. At that, the kick starter was repaired. It was turning the engine but not fast.
There were little spark in the plugs when tested. The feul pump was tested and it's okay. The brain box was tested ans it was okay. The injector was tested and it was okay. The coil is okay.
What could be the problem??

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I Is the engine wire harness original? or has it already been replaced?
if its original, this may sound crazy unless you already know that MB has a big problem with the wires under the hood.
But your car may need a new engine wire harness.
They start to crumble leaving the wires bare in places to short together and cause all kinds of crazy things.
Your car is at the perfct age to start experiancing this problem.
Unfortunetly the best way to cure this is to replace the harness.
A harness costs about $900 new, plus labor.
To check the harness, I unwrap the wires in several places on top of the engine by the injectors, and for the ignition coils and a few other places, I then bend the wires around a little, and look for cracking or crumbling. If you see ANY cracks in the insulation, that is not good .
To replace the harness is acually easier than it looks. it takes one to two hours, even less if you done one before.
There is a high percentage of the MB that I have seen, have this harness problem..

Good luck, and I hope this info helps

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