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1998 E300 TD wont start

Hi all,
I have a 1998 MB E300 TD (165k miles) that would not start up this morning. I have never had this problem before. The engine will turn over but just sputters and wont fire up. The glow plug light goes out fine so I do not think that is the issue. Something odd I did notice was the steering wheel won't lock back up when the key is removed, so maybe an electrical relay. Otherwise i'm guessing its a fuel pump issue or lines with air in them. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 08:51 PM
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How old are the fuel tubings?
Can you see air in them?
Your car is W210 body and your problems are well covered in the W210 section since
WE DO NOT HAVE DESIGNATED DIESEL SECTION
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