BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 1996 Silver C36
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
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I would try:
1. A new ignition coil (swap it for each of the old coils in turn and test engine). If the problem goes away, you have fixed it!
2. If not, then gently move (jiggle) the wire to the crankshaft position sensor while the engine is running (be careful of the fan, moving belts and high tension wires!) and see if the engine stops. If it does you will need to repair the wire or the CPS connector. The repair part is reasonably cheap.
3. If you have the dreaded engine wiring harness problem, it will be expensive to buy a new harness.
Last edited by OzC36; 11-27-2007 at 08:42 AM.