Mercedes won't turn over

10

Asked by Apr 03, 2016 at 10:00 PM about the 1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Mercedes would lose power and then
regain it while driving down the interstate.
One day it just would not turn over. I
explain that to the mechanic they took a
look at it and then said it was the crank
shaft position sensor. The car would also
spider like it was having problems with a
clogged fuel line. The crankshaft position
sensor was replaced. After a few tries the
car finally started. After a few hours of
driving, I turned it off. It went right back to
unable to turn over.
  What might it be?  It seems that I will
have to have it towed to a garage and the
AAA guy said that it was probably a fuel
pump that needed to be replaced. He
listened inside the car turning the key to
accessory only (not all the way on) and
wasn't able to hear any sound for fuel
pump engaging.
He had me do the same thing with the key,
turning only to the accessory, while he
listed near the port of where you put the
nozzle in for gas. He said he could not hear
anything and thinks it is not getting any
gas at all.
Any ideas?  Besides, get a new car.

Thank you! I appreciate it.

Wallace

3 Answers

Consider replacing spark plugs. I have had the same problem before.I bought the spark plugs for my Honda civic 2001 for $18 and replaced them for $40 but I think the Mercedes parts cost more. Also, sometimes the fuel filter can make the car to turn off all of a sudden. Consider replacing that too, but I am almost certain its the spark plugs.

10

All spark plugs have been replaced and yes it was expensive, $350 with labor included.

10

So the spark plugs were replaced 3 months back. All the while I had been experiencing the loss of power occasionally on the highway or interstate I told the mechanic this but I guess he just thought it was the crank shaft position sensor. It got replaced. It drove but still sputtered a bit. Pop! Pop! Pop! Then it would disappear. (Shoulda coulda woulda) I should have taken it into the shop for a diagnostic, before it never started back up again. Like I said the AAA guy said that it didn't seem like the fuel pump was engaging - doing his testing methods Wonder what it could be?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Mercedes c300 won't start

    Engine turns but won't start

    2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Luxury

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 mercedes C240 won't start 1 answer

    I was driving 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 on the highway at 70 miles/hr. speed and suddenly my car stopped picking up the race. I pulled over my car to the side and it did not start after that. It crank...

    2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • HELP!!!! I'm borrowing my girlfriends 2012 Mercedes C350 and it won't start! 13 answers

    I have just parked my girlfriends Mercedes C350 at a mall. I came back to it 30 min later, and it won't start. All the electronics work, but the steering lock is on and won't release. The car won't ...

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Turning over but won't start

    Last night I was driving my 2007 Mercedes c230 and it started to putt real bad and then I cut it off now it's turning over but won't start can someone tell me what the problem is?

    2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My mercedes will not start the key fob won't even turn? 1 answer

    We bought a new battery for 1998 Mercedes 430E about six months ago we let the car sit for 3 weeks now it won't start? We tried jumping it and the Les Schwabs person told me to put it in neutral brake...

    Mercedes-Benz

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 32,453 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $2,497.

ZIP:

Search Mercedes-Benz C-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

#1 Lorne Grandison
Lorne Grandison
Reputation 4,200
#2 PPC123
PPC123
Reputation 2,780
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 2,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
706 Great Deals out of 22,862 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,778 Great Deals out of 40,586 listings starting at $1,350
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
159 Great Deals out of 5,942 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 5 Series
643 Great Deals out of 17,674 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M3
77 Great Deals out of 2,183 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Mustang
694 Great Deals out of 38,147 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Camaro
645 Great Deals out of 39,145 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
1,186 Great Deals out of 77,678 listings starting at $969

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
11,415 listings starting at $38,991
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 6,194 listings starting at $25,459
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,128 listings starting at $21,488
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
246 Great Deals out of 4,242 listings starting at $14,999
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
130 Great Deals out of 2,347 listings starting at $13,500