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I Alfred Hitchcock to track down S430 Problem

I have a 2000 S430. The car sometimes will not start. Turn the key, the light, radio etc works but the engine wont crank. It's been at the mechanic for a week now and he says if u turn the key and hold for 30 seconds the car will start and that's repeatable. The bad part is he cant figure out why that is happening. He claims because the start failure is intermittent it is difficult to find the problem. So far I have purchased a new key, the mechanic has tried a new sam/control module and problem persist. I am curious to know if any other owners/mechanic has experienced this problem. Took the car to both RBM of Atlanta and Mercedes of Buckhead and they both could not fix it. I think this cannot be a unique problem and someone must have gone thru this before. Hope you will share you experience and solution.

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Have you tried bringing the car into a Chrysler dealer? They are better prepared to deal with their own cars.
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