Check Engine Light and Engine Misfire on Mercedes-Benz C280

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

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Average mileage: 141,718 (74,000–187,777)
8 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 160,000 mi,
I just had my ingnition coil replaced, my car would not pick up speed.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 187,777 mi,
Changed spark plugs and wires misfire stopped.
Check For Worn Spark Plugs Wires Or Foul Spark Plugs!!
Both spark plug harnesses replaced, one twice.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 154,000 mi,
Misfire when I mash the gas how to change coil spark plug wires
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 183,000 mi,
check engine light came on but car runs great anyway.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 74,000 mi,
Check engine light come on during dry periods. Drive the car through the car wash and the light goes off as it does when the road is wet or it rains.