hi all could anyone help?
2002 cdi e320 estate,been fine and doing what it should,however, i got in the car last saturday night after a gig(i'm a vocalist) and with my kit loaded up started her up as normal, pulled off of the small kerb i'd parked on and the engine cut out,tried to restart,nothing,tried park and neutral,nothing.
eventually got the car recovered to my house thinking it would be something simple had come loose upon dropping off the kerb that i could fix the next day.
i've had the car stripped and cannot find one loose connection,and it still wont start.
some other symptoms that may help to diagnose are:
key IS accepted and turns to position 3 but without cranking the starter.
no audible click from the starter so thats not jammed.
the glow plug light DOES NOT illuminate.
the rear lights come on with the ignition switch being turned on.
the front two fans under the bonnet(not sure if they're the cooling fans or air con fans)come on at a slow speed with the ignition on (key position 2)
the blower fan inside the cabin blows gently even if the switch is off.
its as though the immobiliser is on, or the car thinks its in drive and will not start.
or as if there is a short somewhere causing the electrical gremlins( fans and lights etc)
if anyone would know where the most likely causes are i'd really appreciate some help,as i'm at a loss.
our lovely summer weather isnt helping either!
oh and before i forget, the abs/tracking light has been coming on recently, before this ignition failure,and saying visit the workshop,then clears when the car was switched off and restarted.
thanks in advance.