Last weekend, I started the car after sitting in the garage for about 2weeks. Started right up, no issues, no hesitations. A couple of days later, it doesnt even do a full turn. So I thought battery. Pulled out my jumper cables and tried to jump (from the trunk not the engine compartment) and nothing. Decided not to pursue jumping further and instead bought a battery charger. Tried the charger's engine start feature - no dice. It only did a very lazy half turn. Decided to do an overnight charge. The next morning the charger indicator said 100%. Still wont start - not even a full turn but a series of what sounds like half turns.
After a little searching, here are the possible culprits according to some threads:
- my battery is only 16 months old
. And with the battery charger, it cranks lazily. could it still be my battery?
Fuel filter and pump
- Everytime I crank it 2-3 times the smell of gasoline comes out of the muffler - does that rule out filter and pump? I dont step on the gas pedal when I crank it.
- this thread
says arming and disarming the alarm. Did this, no luck
- checked the fuses in the trunk -all good. Are there fuses I should check in the engine bay? I have a tight garage for the car that I am unable to walk to the front and pop the hood. If I pull the car out to my inclined driveway, I wont be able to bring it back inside. Which explains why I have not popped the hood.
Im used to hear full turns with all other cars. since I hardly drive the 600, I dont even recall how quickly the starter turns. Is the M120 slow to turn?