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Date registered: Jun 2019
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1985 500SL No start problem.
Let me start by saying that as soon as I can figure out how to update my profile on the mobile version I will do so. I have been a member here for quite some time but forgot my password and the email address I used is no longer valid. I have owned many Mercedes over the years and have 3 right now...85 500SL, 13 C250, and 15 GLK350.
My SL is giving me fits. The problem started a month or so ago. The car started just fine cold then while out running errands it had issues starting back up. The frequency of the problem has become more frequent and today there was a real issue. It started fine and on my way to work stopped to get gas. When I went to restart, it wouldn't. Eventually the battery drained trying to start it. Tried to jump start but it wouldn't. The car cranks but will not turn over. At the gas station I cracked the fuel line fitting and there is fuel getting to the distributor. I put a meter on the fuel pump terminals and there was no voltage present. I also cannot hear the fuel pump running like I usually can. But, there is obviously pressure at the distributor as fuel pumps out when trying to crank the car with the fitting loose. I eventually did get it to turn over...and drove it straight home as fast as I could.
So...what would be the logical place to start given the above symptoms? Over the years I have read plenty of hard start threads both hot and cold start. But, my symptoms dont seem to be the same. I am at a loss and would appreciate any assistance.
As a final note, I am handy and do virtually all the work myself. I have tools and a fundamental knowledge of these cars.