I'm having problems with my 98 CLK 320.
It won't start. It doesn't happen all the time but recently it's been
doing it a lot. The other day it died 3 times and I had to wait
anytime from 5min to 30min before it started again. The started turns
but for some reason it won't start the engine.
The car is also slow so and one time it gave me P0170 & P0173 codes
that indicate problems with injectors/air meter but I would think that
the car would at least run (although not very well) with those issue.
Right now the car has not started for the last 2 days and there is no
Please let me know what the problme might be as I'm clueless to where
to start looking.
On Thu, 20 May 2004 19:23:54 GMT, "Thomas J. Paladino Jr." wrote:
Doesn't the ECU have a 'limp-home-mode' for this very instance? If
the ECU gets readings that are out of whack it replaces that reading
with a middle of the road type amount - not great but it would get you
home. This may explain why the car's felt slow recently. But why
would it just pack in altogether, does the 'limp' mode only work for a
set time before it gives up?
1994 Mercedes E280 [W124] 99,000 miles (R.I.P)
1992 Mercedes 300 SE [W126] 230,000 miles
You might be right about the set time but since this is my first benz
I don't know much about these cars, yet
What bothers me is that on some days I get it in the morning and the
starter turns but the engine won't fire. It's really random.
Yesterday, I started it in the morning but by afternoon it was no go
Umm... or the CPS (crankshaft position sensor PN# 003-153-96-28), with the
one-time error codes P0170/P0173 being an unrelated herring... er failure?
Not to worry though... if it is the CPS, the car will eventually stop
running (likely at the most inopportune time), whereupon you can have it
flat-bedded to the MB dealership for repair. Or you might just want to
consider taking it to the dealer and have 'em check it while you can still
get it there under its own power... yes/no? (If it is the CPS, and the
vehicle is no longer under warranty, it will be about $300 for parts and
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