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Date registered: Feb 2019
Vehicle: 1999 C280
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Engine Starts After Very Long Rest Between Drives
In the last few days my car was was very mildly hesitant during starting just a couple of times which I thought was so minor, I ignored it. Yesterday the engine stopped on the road when I slowed down to a stop in rush hour traffic and would not start again. I tried twice in 15 or 20 minute interval and it would not start. My Indy friend told me over the phone sounds like dead battery, which made sense cause just about 2 weeks ago I had it tested at Auto Zone, where it read "bad battery 85%", which surprised me cause there was no indication of bad battery at all. But yes I had bought the battery back in 2006. After about 2 hours it started and I quickly parked it properly but wasn't confident to drive back home. So my friend brought a new battery after work. It cranked up and I drove back home on my driveway. Then in 5 minutes it would not start again, tried in gaps but would not. After about more than an hour it did and I put it in the garage.
So guys, what else could it be? I am thinking did the crank shaft sensor go bad again, cause I was having starting problem (never engine cut off while driving) back in 2011 when replacing the CPS was the fix. Like always I put in OEM and this one was from Bosch.
The pattern I am noticing here is as if its needing long rests between each drive!
Any thoughts or ideas?
ps, I recently replaced the motor and transmission mounts which made my car drive like new and other than that no repairs or any work...