W210 Starting Problem

The car has always started and ran fine. I drove it this morning and parked it for lunch. After lunch, I got in to start it and it just cranked and cranked. It doesn't start. The car is a 99 E55. Is there a
couple obvious places to look for a master control fuse or something that controls ignition and or fuel control ? There are no error codes being displayed on the dashboard display. Thanks for your help JB 99 E55 88 300E
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I had a similar experience w/ '97 E320. I noticed that there was no momentary fuel pump sound before the motor was cranked - and it cranked vigorously, no battery weakness. So I began to look why no fuel pump sound.
I soon found the cause. On the battery's + terminal is a Christmas tree of wires - the regular heavy cable and its clamp and attached to the clamping bolt were three additional red wires - one of which powers the fuel pump.
The battery was about 6 months old and must have leaked or been over filled because the + terminal was buried by corrosion - corrosion that literally "ate" the 6 mm bolt for the three additional wires. They fell off the battery when I touched them!
The repair was to remove the battery for replacement and clean and soak the affected clamps and wires in dilute baking soda and water solution several times to remove the acid. The three loose wires were added to the clamping bolt which I replaced with a 6 mm bolt (8 mm original) so the wires would fit on to it. Everything was greased and reassembled and works fine. Incidently the M-B replacement harness (to get the original Christmas tree arrangement costs $99 - you see why I redesigned the connection).
If your battery is OK I'd suspect the fuel pump or the immobilized if there is one, try another key.
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T.G. Lambach wrote:

Thanks T.G. but it must be something else. I let the car sit for 10 minutes and it started. So, I parked it for the rest of the day. When I got home from work, it started again, no problem. Could there be any codes that were generated when it was 'not' starting? It's very odd. I was thinking vapor lock. But the conditions today were optimal? Should I reset the fuses to make sure they have good contact? I know it's tough to troubleshoot intermittent problems. Thanks for your help.
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Put a code reader on it to see if there are any stored codes. Some auto stores offer free code reading.
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