PLESE HELP!I have a 2003 Mercedes c240 and it wont crank! The engine turns over but it wont actually crank/start! Battery goes dead after a few tries. Single mom and no car=no job!! Any thoughts?

Asked by Nov 09, 2016 at 02:33 PM about the Mercedes-Benz 240

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car just stopped working over night! I never had any trouble starting it
before now! I thought it was out of gas and put half a tank in there but thats
not it. The last time it ran out of gas it took forever to get it cranked, but it did
after a few hours-ITS BEEN A WEEK! Please give me any thoughts you
have on what the problem is. I cannot blindly throw money into it. And being
a single mom of 3, this is my worst nightmare. I don't want to get ripped off
by a foreign car mechanic and it be something I could do. I've fixed cars
before, just not a German one! Thank you!

5 Answers


When was the last time you did a tune up? You need to have battery fully charged and try spraying some quick start in throttle body to find out if it's fuel related and go from there

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Thank you. I will try charging it all the way. I thought fuel injected cars didnt have a throttle body?


What year is your Mercedes


And yes, being fuel injected, still have throttle bodies to regulate the air coming in to the fuel mixture

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

It's a 2003. It sounds like the fuel pump is raising up and it has a humming sound when you turn the just wont crank! I will try what you said about the throttle body. Thank you so much for responding!

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