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  • isaiahwalker74
    isaiahwalker74 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 12/1/2014
    Will E320 "97" still crank if battery is dead?
    I have a 12v battery charger hooked up and still wont crank.... car has been sitting for months w/out a start
     
    • CVO
      12/1/2014 CVO
      A 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.

      Local auto parts stores will recharge, test your battery and the vehicle charging system with their mobile analyzer for free of charge.Give them a call.
  • Sleeping beauty
    Sleeping beauty - 2003 Mercedes Benz ML350 - Engine - 11/30/2014
    What could be causing fumes inside the cabin of my car ??
    I am trying to figure out what could be causing fumes inside of my car. This is the second car it has been happening with and I am positive my car has been tampered with.I was getting extreme headaches & Nauseous, and falling asleep. after being assured by police ...
     
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  • isaiahwalker74
    isaiahwalker74 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 11/30/2014
    Will car still crank if battery is fully dead?
    I have a 12v battery charger hooked up and still no crank.... car has been sitting for months w/out being started, is this just a dead battery or a big problem?
     
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  • isaiahwalker74
    isaiahwalker74 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 11/30/2014
    Will E320 "97" still crank if battery is dead?
    I have a 12v battery charger hooked up and still wont crank.... car has been sitting for months w/out a start
     
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  • isaiahwalker74
    isaiahwalker74 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 11/30/2014
    Will E320 "97" still crank if battery is dead?
    I have a 12v battery charger hooked up and still wont crank.... car has been sitting for months w/out a start
     
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  • isaiahwalker74
    isaiahwalker74 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 11/30/2014
    Will E320 "97" still crank if battery is dead?
    I have a 12v battery charger hooked up and still wont crank.... car has been sitting for months w/out a start
     
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  • Richard
    Richard - 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 - Engine - 11/17/2014
    Fault code cylinder 6 misfire
    have changed injector and swapped coil tested fuel pressure and read supply voltage to injector and coil good
     
    • Jimm
      11/17/2014 Jimm
      P0306 = Cylinder number 6 misfire detected
      A code P0306 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
      •Faulty spark plugs or wires (particular to number 6 cylinder)
      •Faulty coil (pack)
      •Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
      •Faulty fuel injector(s)
      •Burned exhaust valve
      •Faulty catalytic converter(s)
      •Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
      •Faulty camshaft position sensor
      •Defective computer

      If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

      If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

      Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0306 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.
  • Robert Fulks
    Robert Fulks - 2012 Mercedes Benz E350 - Engine - 11/1/2014
    How do I remove the plastic engine topper so I can access the spark plugs?
    All videos I've seen on the subject indicate that the plastic top on the engine is simply snapped on. Not So!. My car has the piece integrated with the air intake (mass flow sensor and several electrical component) and is bolted to the car. I've found the two bolts ...
     
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  • Shelley
    Shelley - 1988 Mercedes Benz 420SEL - Engine - 10/20/2014
    I installed an injection system on my car before i installed an injection system it was running ok u just smelled gas
    the gas smell was coming from the injection system because gas was coming out the gasket on the injection system now my car wont idle and i have a bad battery will that stop my car from idling ? can u help me?
     
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  • SunnyMoe
    SunnyMoe - 2002 Mercedes Benz S430 - Engine - 10/18/2014
    My car hesitates when I try to accelerate what could be the problem ??
    If I'm at a red light that changes to green when trying to go it doesn't go
     
    • benz guy 888
      10/18/2014 benz guy 888
      define hesitates? does if feel like its choking or loss of power? i suggest the following: if you have an automatic transmission check the level of the atf, you may need to add some atf...next, check your air filter. an old air filter will have problems letting air pass through. you'll have to replace this if it is dirty...next, check your fuel tank, lines, fuel filter. if there are sediments in the tank, lines, etc..you'll have to get this cleaned. the fuel filter should be replaced. if there is any air in the lines or in the filter, there might be a crack in the o-rings or fuel lines...replace them...hope this helps.
    • Jimm
      10/18/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Fred
    Fred - 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL - Engine - 10/18/2014
    My car wont start, its been 5 months i left the engine running till run out of gas. last weekend i put new battery
    replaced fuel filter,changed the following engine oil 20w40, spark plugs, a good amout of gas going to fuel distributor, and good electrical current still engine wont start./fire up. this is 1989 mercedes benz 560sl 84,000 miles. i need some advice.
     
    • benz guy 888
      10/18/2014 benz guy 888
      there might be some air in the fuel lines and in the filter.
  • Dave
    Dave - 1991 Mercedes Benz 300SE - Engine - 10/18/2014
    Replaced battery, turns over but won't start.
    Car sits for months and battery was dead. Replaced battery, turns over but won't start. I have spark to the plugs, I have fuel to the carb, but not to the injectors.
     
    • benz guy 888
      10/18/2014 benz guy 888
      check the fuel tank, lines and filter...there might be sediments blocking the flow or the o-rings or lines might have cracks letting air in...you might have to clean the tank and the lines , replace the lines and the filter or all of the above. check the fuel pump too.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 10/18/2014
    Engine cranks but no fuel to engine
    at repair place think it could be a control mod
     
    • benz guy 888
      10/18/2014 benz guy 888
      let me get this question first...your car wont start because fuel wont flow? You said the engine cranks...but does the starter sounds strong when it cranks? it could be the starter if it doesnt crank all the way...it maybe that you have a weak battery that's why the starter doesnt crank all the way...do you see any leaks in the fuel line? Do you see air in the fuel lines? the o-rings or the lines might be compromised/cracked you may have to change the fuel lines...when was the last time you changed the fuel filter? replace the filter if it is dirty, the fuel cant flow freely if the fuel filter is dirty...lastly was your car in the garage for a long time? the fuel tank may contain sediments that clogs the fuel lines, change the fuel filter and the fuel tank and the fuel lines. hope this helps.
  • clarence davis
    clarence davis - 1989 Mercedes Benz 190E - Engine - 10/18/2014
    How to replace aux fan
     
    • donnydonnyd
      10/18/2014 donnydonnyd
      It should be a few bolts and unplug
    • Tarikul Islam
      10/18/2014 Tarikul Islam
      Please see auto repair shops
    • Jimm
      10/18/2014 Jimm
      The radiator is very expensive and delicate, and can be easily damaged while working around it. If you are going to be doing other work on the car and/or are worried about damaging your radiator, I recommend you remove it first. It is not a difficult job and can potentially save you a lot of money if you end up damaging it. That being said, you certainly can replace your cooling fan assembly with the radiator in, but I recommend you put a piece of cardboard over it to protect it while working.

      You are going to need to drain the cooling system. There is an access panel on the lower passenger side of the front bumper. This will allow you to get to the radiator drain plug. Remove the panel by pulling straight out on it. This will give you access to the drain plug. Turn it clockwise to drain the system. This plug can sometimes get corroded and break when turning. If you do break it you can replace it, but sometimes it is easier just to undo the lower radiator hose.

      Begin by removing the two rubber hoses on the drivers' side of the car that go from the water pump to the radiator. Next remove the overflow hose from the top of the thermostat housing. Remove the thermostat overflow hose from its clip on the top of the engine, and remove the distributor cover plate. It is just held in by clips and pulls off.

      Next remove the fan shroud. Unclip the circular part of the shroud from the base by removing the circular clip on the right side. Turn the shroud to the right, separating the circular part from the base and place it over the fan. Pry off the two clips connecting the base of the shroud to the radiator, and lift it from the engine compartment.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the radiator fan assembly from around $69.00 for your vehicle.
  • brian
    brian - 1992 Mercedes Benz 300SE - Engine - 10/17/2014
    Engine runs good until it reaches operating temp. Then wont idle.
    over heated replaced head gasket and throttle body. engine has 117000 mi. Symtoms were present before over heating.
     
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