Question about 1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Open Question

My Mercedes C - 220, 1994 has a problem of starting the engine, if stopped & attempt to restart within lessthan about 5 minutes time. Very often it can be started after keeping it locked for another 5~10 mts. & then open the doors & strat. At certain times this tactic won't work. Recently I had to keep it locked for nearly 5 hrs. & still it did not start, until the next day morning. Please let me know if this is something to do with a faulty anti-theft system installed originally or something else. Please help to diagnose the problem

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • demeco May 01, 2010

    I forgot to tell you that my car runs on diesel. So, it's a diesel

    C-220. To answer you question, yes when attempting to start the noise of the starter motor & the engine turning noise is there.

    I am not aware if a remote start / or alarm system has been installed, because I bout it second hand in 2004. Please note that I have had this problem for nearly 5 years now. I have no other engine problem & the car is running perfectly even though it had done over 150,000kms now.

  • Dan
    Dan May 11, 2010

    Thank you for letting me know it is a diesel, they have a much higher compression ratio than non-diesels. Now does your "no-start" problem ever occur when you first start it in the morning after it has been sitting overnight?

    Does the problem only occur after driving for a period of time?

    And do you know if the starter has ever been replaced (to the best of your knowledge)?

    Let me know and I'll tell you what to look for next!

  • Dan
    Dan May 11, 2010

    When you try starting it does it make any noises? Is there remote start and/or alarm system?



6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 19396 Answers

SOURCE: 1993 Mercedes Benz 300E, right rear squeak

Common causes for High-pitched noise from rear wheels are:

The wheel bearing: this is not usually dangerous in the short term, but I recommend contacting a mechanic and having it fixed. To test the wheel bearing, you lock front wheels, and jack up the car rear and spin the wheel (handbrake unlocked). If bearing is worn you hear a drone. When is the bearing, often car starts vibration above 40 mph.
Noise from bearing can be continuous, intermittent, only when steering, only when hot.

The brake pads: when brake pads are worn out they start making a squealing noise, in this case the noise is only when you brake or continuous. When you jack up the car the wheel may be a little stiff, but not necessarily.When brake pads are completely gone you also hear a scratching noise when braking. Inspect your brakes immediately.

Other suspension problems: Jack up the car as suggested above, check if the wheel has a slight play on the sides. Check all of the suspension components, suspension mounting points, and steering linkage for damage. Also, check the frame rail for wrinkles. It is very important that these components be in good condition, if you notice any problem here, go immediately to a mechanic.

Try doing the simple test above, reinstalling the wheel and working the tire back and forth. This is a common test for bad ball joints and wheel bearings.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1999 Mercedes E430. Sometimes it will start,

Changed the crank sensor. Thanks for the help I didn't get.

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • 408 Answers

SOURCE: mercedes e280 will not start

hello,good day,no, the alarm system is integrated in your engine management,try to use your spare key.,ty

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • 3433 Answers

SOURCE: the car won't start in the morning

Let's test the battery. Turn on yout headlights ant try to crank engine.
If the headlights dim, the battery is dead. If the headlightd go out you have a bag connection.
Now if the battery is dead we need to start it to ck the charging ststem.
If the indicarion is a bad connection then the battery cables beed removing clean and tight reinstsllation( special attento both ends of boyj cables.
To ck altrnator engine must be running and uou need a 10 dollar multimer from a parts stor and then get back to me K?

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • 34 Answers

SOURCE: e320 car key doesn't work

Try both of your keys in the ignition, if neither turn, then it is likely the EIS Key Switch. The part cost for the switch is $480, vs. the cost of a key is $210. The labor to replace the switch is typically $260 from a Mercedes Benz dealer. I had my key and switch replaced almost 2 years ago. The key still looks like new, however the replacment key has already failed. It isn't the batteries, as the internal batteries power the remote locking only. The EIS switch energizes the chip in the key. My "new" key will not turn now, but my old "original" key still works. So, I know the switch hasn't failed again. Now to see if Mercedes will warranty the replacement key! Another tip with the key is if you hold it by the door lock and unlock it if you hold the unlock down, it will start to lower the windows to cool the car in the summer before you enter. If upon exiting, you hold the lock down, the windows will all close.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I've changed my engine mounts 3 times on my 2004 A4 cabreolet and they fail within miles(start to vibrate & then within a week, severe knocking) the 2nd time, also changed the ****** mount, 3r

Engine mounts do not go bad in five miles. Sounds like you're treating a symptom and not the cause of a more serious issue. Are you sure all cylinders are firing correctly? That the severe knocking is not coming from your engine internals? Have you checked the steel around the engine mounting points for cracks or other damage? And just in case, if the mounts you are using are poly, are you lubing them before installation?

Aug 31, 2012 | 2005 Audi A4

1 Answer

99 Intrepid 3.2 engine stalls no check engine lite. Does not happen often but usually within first 15 minutes or so after first start of the day. About 10 times in last 5 months. Sometimes immediate...

Does this trips the check engine lamp to store a code? If possible you should take the Vehicle near a local auto parts store to have the code retrived. How many miles are on your vehilce?

May 09, 2011 | Dodge Intrepid Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to program a new fob. am reusing the old key! can you help?

  1. Turn the ignition to ON, then wait 10 minutes for the next step in the programming sequence.
  2. After the 10 minutes has elapsed, the car horn will chirp once. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position within 5 minutes after the horn has sounded, then to the ON position within 5 seconds after switching it OFF.
  3. Leave the key to the ON position for 10 minutes . After the 10 minutes has elapsed, the car horn will chirp twice. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position within 5 minutes after the horn has sounded, then to the ON position within 5 seconds after switching it OFF.
  4. Leave the key to the ON position for 10 minutes . After the 10 minutes has elapsed, the car horn will chirp 3 times.
  5. Verify that the security indicator in the instrument cluster has stopped flashing and attempt to start the vehicle.
  6. Turn the ignition to OFF and remove the key from the ignition switch.
  7. Move approximately 3 meters (10 ft) away from the vehicle and test the transmitter functions to validate that the transmitter has been programmed successfully.

Mar 30, 2011 | 2006 Pontiac GTO

2 Answers

Car cuts off completely after driving 30 minutes or more, But will start back up after Letting it sit for 5 minutes. For several months I had a code 6 and 7 that came up when I had the car plug into the...

Sounds to me the converter may be stopping up. Run fine the after a shrot time will die and have to wait to restart. As it gets worse you will have a strong odor,

Mar 20, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz CLK Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Starts fine & stops in 3-5 minutes or driving in 1-3 miles.

Did you replaced your whole distributor or just the cap and the rotor? Have you check the pressure on you fuel line it could be your fuel pump.

May 16, 2010 | 1993 Plymouth Colt Vista

1 Answer

My keyless remote stop working & i tryed the step and it only work once. please help

Turn ignition switch to position II. Turn ignition switch to position 0 and remove key. Within 1 minute: Press and hold key lock button. Press unlock button 5 times. Remote control should now operate system. If not: Repeat procedure.

Mar 26, 2010 | 2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

1 Answer

1988 Mercedes Benz 300E 3.0L Gasoline F.I. ''Sputtering at Idle must have more than one car???? you don't drive the 300 atall im guessing. #1 start car drive up the road and \back to your house. #2 let it idle till problem starts. #3 once it does start with the problem keep it alive with the gas pedal. #4 once your have it safely from dying in higher rpms "rev it" like a kid would, you know like if you were gonna race some one lol. be careful not to over rev or damage engine. you should do this for five minutes no longer than that. #5 let it idle for another 5 minutes. #6 repeat every day until problem with idling decipates. it took mine 3 300e like 3 days of this. if your not going to drive the car once you get the problem out of the way. turn the car on everyday and let it idle for 5 minutes atleast and take it for a short drive once a week. they get lonelly you know lol. later on you can just turn the car on every 2 -3 days and let it idle but still take it on a short drive atleast once a week

Dec 31, 2009 | Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

98 E320 Mercedes: Car runs and then shuts off and won't restart

Sound like it may be the crank angle sensor at the back on the engine ,try to cool it down with water when it fails and restart if this works replace the sensor

Jan 16, 2009 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Logo

Related Topics:

101 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Joseph Prosser

Level 3 Expert

772 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides