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My Mercedes a160 problems. After or during rain with the water on the road the car will have an engine shutter and slows right down and then cuts out,

It does not want to start and drive until a about 12 hours latter. When i try to start it after it cuts out the car back fires and if it does start it will not engage any of the gears and it cuts out again. however in good weather the car runs fine without a problem. how can i resolve this wet weather problem?

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This sounds electrical in nature.have you inspected underneath and inside engine bay for trailing or bare or cracked cables.water is ingressing onto part of the electric system.could be anything from the ignition such as ht leads ....cooling such as electric fan.... Alternator....battery.check every where for loose ...frayed or bare wiring.you may have lost a splash tray that was removed during servicing or water may even be finding its way through front grill straight onto part of ignition system.lastly the ecu will record most events and log them as error codes which can be read at a local garage and reveal what may really be going on.unfortunaely some garages charge a fee whereas you might find a local one who will not.

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Testimonial: "Thank you i was thinking it was something to do with the coil pack, but now i will check for any bare wires and will take it to a garage to get the ecu read. once again thank you."

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