Date registered: Jun 2012
Vehicle: 1998 E320 base sedan @ 160kmiles
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Do you mean it would crank few times you turn the key and then it does not crank ? or it cranks and starts, runs few seconds and the stalls few times ?
Have you checked the fuel pressure at the fuel pressure check valve ?
Typically, if the engine computer does not see the engine rpm reaching certain value (indicating that the car has started, and running) it will abandon the cranking. After a few times, it will not retry to save your battery. One way to restart is to disconnect the negative battery terminal and reconnect after few minutes (with radio code in hand, and knowledge of window, sun roof, seat resynch.)