hi. i just bought me a 1988 560sec all black everything. pretty nice car. will post pics very soon.
Post the pics, we wanna see...
however, it does not start. when i tried to start it, it would crank and seem like it would sometimes want to start, but for the most part just continuous turning over.
First, take out plug #1 and check for spark.
Second, are you sure the pumps are on? When you turn the key on but not start it, do you hear the fuel pumps in the rear humming? Or right after you turn over the engine? If you do not hear humming, the relay may be bad. Take the relay out and jumper pins 7 & 8 and the pumps should start. I have this as an intermittent problem in my SEC and I took the relay out and made a emergency jumper switch where I can turn my pumps on and off manually.
Or, the pumps could be bad. Relay new from MB $80. Pumps a few hun or $5 for the relay at the JY and 25 for the pumps. I can show you how to make one out of parts from RS for $5.00.
there is also a disconnected wire that is supposed (i guess) to go into this thing with a couple plugs going into it by the driver side headlight. I don't know if this actually has anything to do with it.
That is the X11 Diagnostic socket that goes directly to the CIS-E control unit and lets you adjust the Lamda settings as well and troubleshoot engine problems. Along with the S80 Pushbutton diagnostic socket by the battery, you troubleshoot various systems.
just needs to be lowered and have amg monoblock rims put on. then i will be able to sleep at night.
very excited about this car if you can't tell. just need to get it started. being 19 years old, this car will definately fit me well.
Yeah, you and me both. I just lowered my car with a complete REAL AMG Suspension system and I dropped it about 2". I have AMG E-55 Style III's and will be acquiring a set of OZ3's soon myself. Congrats on the purchase and if you PM me your email, I will point you to something cool.
the driver side door lock does not open when the key is turned. any ideas about that?????
the same door does not open from the inside as well. anybody else have this problem??
i will have pictures to make everything easier tommorow.
any help is appreciated thanks.
The Front the outside is probably a bad "Element". You cannot simply change door handles and have a locksmith re-key it. It is a complex Electro-Mechanical device. I have had both of my coupe door handles apart down to the cylinder level. I have taken out the microswitch and swapped it only to find out it was good and not the problem. The problem was the "Element" Get one from a JY or I think I have spares. It could be
the microswitch. See what happens when you turn the key is that there is a microswitch that changes the polarity to the pump in the trunk. That signal the pump to fire up in the appropriate direction (pressure/vacuum) to open or close the "elements" The "Elements" are vacuum "pods" that will move an actuator rod in either direction to move the lock mechanism.
The Element is far easier to check and replace. Three screws I think once you have the panel off. But there's the adventure, taking off a MB door panel. Took me all day the first time. I can do it in 8 minutes now. Let me know if you need the directions as I posted them a while ago.
Here is my VLOG
As you can see I have done a few upgrades.