Ignition Problem - Tried Everything


Asked by Dec 06, 2015 at 03:06 AM about the 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I began to have occasional starting problems a couple of years ago.  When I
turned the electronic key the car would not turn over - there was some brief
noise but it wouldn't turn over, though eventually it would start.  This happened
only occasionally but I asked my independent repair shop about it and they
recommended replacing the electronic ignition to be on the safe side.  I did - it
cost about a thousand.  After a short while the problem began to recur
occasionally.  Now I thought maybe it has to do with the shift lever and tried
jiggling it.  That seemed to work - eventually it would start.  However, I was still
afraid of getting stranded somewhere so I asked the dealer to look at the shift
mechanism.  They replaced the floor shift assembly and i thought this time it's
got to be fixed.  No such luck.  Tonight I again had the starting problem.  If a
new ignition system and a new floor shift didn't do the trick, what could it be?

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I would recommend checking the wiring connections at the starter making sure they are nice and tight.

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