hello benzworld! hello i am a new member looked at the site several times before i decided to join
OK here is my issue I have bought a nov/96 (97) mercedes s320 w140 that isnt running I figured hell why not its a nice car and was due for an upgrade from my rust bucket truck. Well heres the story I bought this car from a guy online I knew it wasnt running so I went to check it out. The body is supper clean, the engine bay you could eat off it. The interior was good.
From what the guy told me was that he was driving and some how the parking brake was engaged and that caused the drive shaft to twist and snap. With that being said the shaft was broken and it hit the top part of the hump where the center console is located and hit the air bag sensor, and in return set off the two side door airbags and the dash air bag also, not to mention the tranmission shifter cable was snapped along with the parking brake cable.
I looked at the car and decided to buy it. The guy had the new drive shaft and a new transmission shifter and gave it to me when I bought the car. he had mentioned that the car didnt start and might have to have a dealer hookup a computer to get it to start. the air bag sensor was replaced and cost about $80 bucks used.
I had replaced it because a "tech" I called said this model needed that sensor to start the car. I thought it was weird because on other cars if the bags are deployed after you can still drive the car.
I put the key in the ignition and nothing. so i check around the car to see if i can hear the fuel pump on. Nothing, no fuel pump, no crank, no spark, Nothing> so I use a remote starter to see if the engine or starter will turn and crank. When i did this the engine turned so that made me happy.
I ordered the other parts i needed to put the shaft and cables back in the original place. Once i had done that i began to focus on getting the car to start.
I have read alot about how other guys cars dont start due to either the immobilizer, the starter lockup switch (or k38) relay, the neutral safty switch, and some other thing that i cant remember at the moment.
so thats my story i was wondering if any of you guys out there might have an idea on what i should look for, and if you do what would you suggest??