Car won't start or turnover intermittently


Asked by Jun 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM about the 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK320 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car seemed to be lacking power periodically when
driving - I thought it was transmission slipping -  
and then it progressed to it wouldn't want to start
although it was trying. It seemed it wasn't getting
fuel.  I had the crank sensor changed - the fuel filter
and the fuel pump.  Nothing shows up on the
computer...   I am at a complete loss as to what to
do ..,

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batteries will stop accepting a at reduced capacity and should really be changed every five years, or you will not get full capacity and need amperage~ also in the rust belt connections will corrode..out here in the west is not a problem...but the terminals will corrode within a few weeks and the green stuff really should be wirebrushed away to make a solid that will not "drop out"~

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Perhaps I am missing information. The sensor was changed as apparently power wasn't getting to pump at all when things got really bad. . The order of change was the filter first - crank position sensor next - then the fuel filter. All over a week. The car was running beautifully most of the time between the incidences. With all things repaired to date - only having coming out of shop yesterday for the third time in a week - it is turning over but so sluggish after 4 starts yesterday ... It seemed to run great after incidents in last few months but after car was warm and restarting it would start acting up. It would take 5 minutes of trying to get it to kick in...

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I'm lost in this website. Not sure how to reply. Any advice welcome. Thx kindly

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well these are all volunteer folks who came with a car problem...then they had known of that one and needed to help others with their problems...tellin' ya, the battery is the critical item here~ and the solid connections to it~ ECU needs not wavering voltages~ it's your battery, my friend...and the connections to it...overlooked is the chassis ground to the fender and the one that goes the motor block~


actually re-read your problem and think that perhaps it's a thermo- time switch gone bad~ 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK

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