Date registered: Jan 2009
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1976 280 looking for advice, died while driving
My 1976 280 has been making some belt screeching noises in the last few weeks, getting progressively worse.
I was literally scheduled to take it into the dealership today to get a nice look over, but I guess it wasn't soon enough. While I was driving, the engine suddenly stopped (it seemed right as it shifted gears). I lost power steering and such, it switched to interior lights as if I hadn't started the car yet, and it went into ''neutral'' (although in drive) and I was able to pull to the side of the road.
Now, the engine turns over just fine but it doesn't ''catch'', doesn't start.
I ask here first because my nearest dealership is about 2 hours away. Any suggestions or ideas on what the problem may be?
p.s. I am otherwise am amazed with my Mercedes. This car runs and looks superb for its age.