BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2009
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Ok, problem came back this evening.
I disconnected the battery for an hour just to make sure that the Throttle body had reset. When I reconnected the battery, it started up perfectly three times in a row.
Anyway, this evening it stalled again on initial ignition. Revs hit 700rpm then immediately dropped and died. Turning the key again without removing it starts the car up fine albeit it seems to struggle to get over 700rpm, drops to near zero before coming back up, settling at the 700rpm mark for a consistent idle. It's as if it is searching for the correct idle level. When I take the key out and restart, it dies again.
I did have the MAF sensor replaced yesterday. Could this have something to do with it? When it does start, the car is driving spectacularly. Could this be an electronic/software problem with the throttle body or something physical? Could it be the key? I'm going to try again with the spare key.
Your collective wisdom please...