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1999 220 cdi Intermittant fault, car starts and runs perfectly,

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1999 220 cdi Intermittant fault, car starts and runs perfectly, but on an odd occasion, starts and then stops after a few seconds then refuses to start again. fuel lines clear & new filter fitted. can only be restarted after a wait and then much cranking.regards John
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
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I have not solved the problem, please keep on trying. I would still like your opinion, do you require more info. JW

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what other information, do you require.? regards john

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Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello John and Welcome..

My name is MIKE.. Im happy to help you... Im sorry to see you have had a wait... personally I have been off for a week but evidently no one else has picked you up...so I can only apologise..

With this situation John - I see you have done what you have with the fuel system -and thats all good... but by far, the usual fault given your symptoms on this model., is a faulty crank shaft sensor..

The wiring -and the connection to the crank sensor should be checked first before renewing the sensor - but if thats all ok - then the sensor is the usual culprit here. These sensors often dont give a fault light or fault code unless totally dead.. so that will be why if you don't have any fault lights / codes , thats the case.

So check or have the circuit checked as above - then replace the sensor if that is all ok...again - that is the common issue on these versions with that issue as you describe it.

Im very pleased to have helped you - Do let me know if you need anything more --

*** Meantime - - >>>> Please do click on the "OK/ Excellent ratings" for me - Thank you in advance for that...

You can and are most welcome to get back to me anytime you might need - clicking the OK ratings does not close you out at all..

Kind Rgds, MIKE.

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