Randomly wont start/ soft works very slow - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Randomly wont start/ soft works very slow

I have a 92' SL500. It randomly wont start. Once I jump start it, its ok for a few days and randomly it goes dead again. I replaced the battery with a new one. I am afraid to take it out, it went dead on me one day after lunch. I tried jump starting, it did not work, then after I pushed it off to a different parking spot. I came back a hour later and it just started without a problem.

Also realized after not using the soft top for a few months that it opens and closes very slow. Some times, it needs manual help to do the same.
Any ideas, I showed it to couple mechanics and they have all kinds of guesses but not a clue what it is exactly.
jeff3839 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 08:47 PM
BenzWorld Elite
MarcusF's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 CLK430
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,681
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Sounds like either a bad alternator or voltage regulator. If you can R&R it yourself, a rebuilder can fix it in an hour (if it's a slow day), and this typically costs $75-$80.
MarcusF is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
reconnected battery, now front latches wont open on soft top. djblu R129 SL-Class 2 08-28-2007 03:44 PM
Soft Top Now Works! loconab6 R129 SL-Class 1 07-03-2007 09:05 PM
After wire harness change temp gauge wont work, and now wont start daanmuller W140 S-Class 4 06-14-2007 08:00 AM
Soft top wont raise fully Big AL 500 R129 SL-Class 2 09-27-2005 05:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome