Greetings All, I am very new to this forum and I need some assistance. I want to be extremely detailed as possible so here is what's going on:
I own a 2003 C-240 sedan with 230, 000. I bought my care with 17,000 miles and the car has not given me major problems until now. I recently (Nov 2010) had a major tune up (Replaced Fuel Filter, Cabin Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Oil Change, BG Fuel System, along with a R&R Combo Swith-Windshield Wipers were not working)
On Dec 31, 2010 is when I start have "Cranking Problem". Car drove perfectly until around 6 p.m. After shopping, car would not start. Car attempts to start but will not "Catch". All lights and power are no & I didn't get any error messages. Store Security attempted to give me a "Jump Start" no avail. Keep in mind battery is only 1 yr old. Car was "Towed" to local mechanic who keep it for 3 days. They called & stated they couldn't duplicate the problem & they chk it from top to bottom. I picked up the car, and the same thing happended. I will drive the car let it sit for approx. 2-3 hrs afterwards, "No Start.
On 1-5-2011 I drove the car to the Mercedez Benz Dearlership. They keep it for 2 days and stated "Could Not Duplicate No problem Found". So I picked up the car and again it did the same thing.
Finally I took to my brother mechanic who stated the same thing. He could not find anything wrong with the car. He stated "No Codes" were stored in the car and w/o them he couldn't 100% diagnosis it. He stated if he had to guess, I needed to replace the CPS (Crankshaft Position Sensor) but he couldn't guarantee the results. I authorized the repair and the car worked fine for 2-3 days. On Sat 1-15-11, I encounted the same problem. Now there is a much longer delay with the car attempting to "Catch". The car will Never shut off while driving.
Now here we are today. For the past few days, the car is taken even longer to start or "Catch". Summary: I have been to 3 Mechanic (1 of which is a Mercedez Benz Dealership) & NO one can tell what's wrong.
Please I ask does anyone have any type of suggestion as I am on my last leg with my car!!!!!
Thanks in advance & sorry for the lengthy post!