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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 Question: Car runs rough/dies after not started for a few days

 

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S420 Princess, Houston, TX, March 14, 2011, 20:44
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After sitting for a week the car ran rough when first started but smoothed out after a couple of minutes. 5 miles later car started running very rough and died. Was hard to restart, it back fired and stalled when I put it in gear.

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, March 15, 2011, 05:51
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    there are so many things that MIGHT have caused this. you will need a good local shop that specializes in MB
    to diagnose this problem. this particular car is not a
    good car for the do-it-yourselfer.

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    Visitor, April 25, 2011, 17:41

    I actually have a similar problem. It runs fine, but if I don't drive it for a couple days it will die and not start. I find if it doesn't start I jump cable it and let it run for 15min, not moving, it does a lot better.

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