To The Group:
I have a E280 Merc Estate (1995) which we keep in very good working
condition. Around Dec. of 2002, the holiday season, we noticed the
car losing power (it had only about 64,000 miles on her). When we
brought her to the Merc dealer, first they didn't know what the
problem was, they changed one of the coils which they claimed was
blown. When I took the car out of the lot, the problem persisted.
After 'some' yelling and screaming at the Merc guys, they agreed to
refund the money on the repair and further test the car for problems.
It turned out that cylinder 1&6 were mis-firing and that either the
ECU or the wiring harness was shorted!?!? Well, it turned out that
the wiring harness was shorted. When I asked the Merc crowd how it
was that the wiring harness could short on such a low mileage and well
maintained car, there was a lot of shoulder shrugging, head
scratching, etc....Grudgingly, I agreed to pay for 'some' of the
Ok, so where am I going with this....Well it's now Dec 2003, the
holiday season yet again and the problem is back!!! The car has lost
power, and it looks suspiciously like the old wiring harness/blown
coils yet again.
Do any of you know about this specifically. I did read some of the
previous postings and got pretty angry at what seems to be a problem
with some defective wiring, etc. If anyone can shed light on this
matter, I'd be very grateful!