Anyone out there with a functional crystal ball??
It's a 1990 420 SEL with 188,000 miles. I've had it for 10 years and it's
given me no problems. I've been anal regarding service and repairs. Now, it
has let me down!
I parked it in the garage Thursday afternoon. It wouldn't start Friday
morning, but it cranked over just fine. It always catches and starts within
a second, and I think it did run for about a second. I don't see any
applicable fuses in the fuse box. I found what I think is the fuel pump
relay, with a rectangular 10 amp fuse on the top (is this the fuel pump
relay?), but the fuse is good.
I guess my question is: Is there any common cause, or one more likely than
another? Trying to simplify it, I figure it's got to be either fuel or
ignition. Duh! Any insight will be greatly appreciated. It's going to
embarrass me if it has to be towed away to the shop.
A couple of questions: Should I hear a pump running when I turn on the
ignition?? And. Does the Mercedes road service cover this type of problem,
seeing that it's in my garage?