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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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S320 Stop/Start problems

Hi Folks,

For the last few months i have had this problem where after driving for no specific distance (not constant) the vehicle just stops dead and I need to leave the car for approximately 1 hour, go back and then it's off again.
It will not start if you try right after it has suddenly stopped.
The problem seems to be getting worse as the months go on!

i would appreciate if anyone has an incline to what the problem might be!

1999 S320 (72,000 miles)

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Could be a few things. When the car does not start, are you getting the proper fuel pressure at the fuel rail? Are you getting spark while cranking the engine?

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Too be honest the answer to both your questions is I do not know!
The car is with my local mechanic and unfortunately I am out in Africa at the moment!
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Crankshaft position sensor.

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