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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the link. The water that the car went through was not too deep where water went into the car or covered the engine. I went thru the same puddle with my honda odyssey and no issues.

My girlfriend was behind me in the Mercedes when this happened and it drove home fine. It was the next day when the troubles started.

Based on the link, I had the 4 coils changed already: should I change the MAF? I checked the air filter and had no signs of water.
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Update:

I spoke to a couple of people locally plus my mechanic. He did disconnect the CAT and tried to start the car and same issues were present.

He mentioned during his testing, that the one side of the engine is not getting spark. Could this be the Crankshaft Position Sensor? It is in the right area where the car would have went thru the water.

I am just reaching here and just looking for that needle in the hay stack so I don't have to go and spend mucho $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to fix this issue.

Thanks.
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It does not hurt to remove a few spark plugs to see if any water actually got in. That's what the OP in "engine-submerged-water" post found out himself.
You can remove the plugs, too, without a mechanic. Make a spark plug boot tool.
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