car will not start with half tank of fuel

50

Asked by Aug 11, 2012 at 05:57 AM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 Sedan

Question type: Car Customization

my 97 c180 wont start when the fuel guage shows 1/4 of fuel put some more liters and the car is fine is there a problem in the fuel pump or is it the fuel tank please someone help

11 Answers

85

not yet check she carbiratour baloon

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
71,775

Most likely your gas gauge isn't working correctly.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
50

the guage is perfect there is about 20-30 liter fuel in it but the fuel pump does not pass fuel add some more liters and everythings fine

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
71,775

Did you recently replace the fuel pump? Had a similar issue with a '94 Ford Escort I used to own. The fuel pump I got was boxed wrong. It worked fine until the gauge hit 1/2 tank. Then the car would quit. The plck-up tube on the new pump wad too short. Perhaps that's what's going on. Or maybe your pick-up tube in the tank has a leak. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
425

If you think it is the fuel pump; check the fuse for the fuel pump to make sure it is not blown. If there is energy to the fuel pump and thee fuel pump is working, I would recommend replacing the fuel filter as it may be plugged and that could be why you are not getting fuel to the engine.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

thanx for the answer but if the fuse was blown then why would it pass fuel when the tank was full there is no pressure when the guage shows 1/2 tank fuel i think js08016 may be right ill open the fuel pump and see it

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
135

could be gas cap not venting properly, that explains why it is good until you reach 1\2 tank

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
140

i hade the same problem.there is a switch betwen the two tanks ,it must be replaced by a new one,to let the fuel on the other tank pass into the fuel pump.& every tank has a gauge,which that mean you have 2 gauges & 2 tanks & a switch to combine the fuel in the two tanks.you must replace the switch by another one new.

14 of 14 people found this helpful.
10

check your fuse if it is burnt the fuel pump is going out to much ressitance then check the fuel pump relay .it is cheap replace the relay it could be getting hot and they fail when hot .most cars only have one tank.if you have a check engine go to autozone and have the read the code for you free that will lead you to the problem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
90

C 280 Benz can't start if 40 ltrs of fuel is remaining inside the tank unless I add some fuel pls let some body who's a Benz expect help. Post ur answerd in2 my mail pls. E-mai I'd davidjonah16@yahoo.com

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
10

I have a c230 Mercedes Benz. I have replaced the flapper on the intake manifold and replaced some vals and gaskets. The mechanic that has had it for the past two days thinks my engine is getting flooded. The car runs normal but when I go to put gas in it. it will not start. Can someone help me with this?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 30,894 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    5,180
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    3,710
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    2,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
711 Great Deals out of 23,279 listings starting at $1,795
Used BMW 3 Series
1,162 Great Deals out of 37,300 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
166 Great Deals out of 8,047 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 5 Series
530 Great Deals out of 17,010 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M3
30 Great Deals out of 2,169 listings starting at $6,599
Used Audi A4
324 Great Deals out of 13,198 listings starting at $1,899
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
24 Great Deals out of 514 listings starting at $4,300
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
290 Great Deals out of 6,447 listings starting at $1,985
Used Ford Mustang
607 Great Deals out of 39,015 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
500 Great Deals out of 33,566 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
176 Great Deals out of 19,380 listings starting at $3,941
Used Honda Accord
1,199 Great Deals out of 74,737 listings starting at $561

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
218 Great Deals out of 5,186 listings starting at $26,995
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,326 listings starting at $21,991
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
276 Great Deals out of 4,286 listings starting at $16,191
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,487 listings starting at $12,995
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 1,215 listings starting at $10,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.