Mercedes-Benz
E320 4MATIC
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Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor on Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 117,547 (70,000–157,000)
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
27 people reported this problem
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no start due to sensor failure. was cheap quick repair.
engine wont start hot. sometimes will stall in traffic or when moving..very dangerous. this has been an MB problem for a long time, why cant they address this?
Randomly engine would not start. Engine stalled once in traffic.
Car would not start after if it was shut off for a only a few minutes and stalled once in traffic. Replaced the camshaft position sensor once a year ago and now it seems I need to replace it again. As stated, I had a problem with the car not starting after it had been running and only sat for a few minutes. Now having the problem again, except the engine cut off suddenly in traffic. Starting to think this is a common problem and needs to be addressed by Mercedes. It is an easy fix, but it is not a cheap part.
the car shut down the lights flashed and the car was unable to start again, the car is going into the shop tommorow
AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO DIAGNOSIS, I TOOK THE MERCEDES TO A CERTIFIED MERCEDES MECHANIC AND HE DIAGNOSIS THE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY. FIXED PROBLEM FOR $300. DINE DEAL. I AM LOOKING AT SELLING HER NOT FOR ANY OTHER REASON THAN I GOT A BMW THAT I REALLY REALLY LIKE
stalling, runs eraticly and will not idle or accelerate properly.
The vehicle at times will not start. When I wait for 20 minutes usually it will at that point.
car would not start even after long rides, so it was not battery. Technician replaced after market sensor. But now it has other problems mainly related to suspension.
2001 MB 4Matic. Hard Starting - after multiple attempts, it started. Dealer replaced crankshaft position sensor, works fine. Now has 175,650 miles.
Same problem as others. Car would start and drive fine until I shut it off after a long drive. Would not immediately start back up until engine cooled. Paid just under $300 for Crankshaft sensor replacement at shop and problem went away. It was interesting that I found the part at many locations for less than $60... Wish I had time to try to F.I.M. sheesh! Definitely seems like a cheap easy fix if you have the time and the tools.
Car would suddenly die with little/no warning. Usually after running for a bit when it got fairly hot out. Once dead no matter how long you crank no start. Wait 15 mins till cool and it would crank right up and be fine. Replaced the Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure and all symptoms went away. Fairly easy DIY project.
Vehicle did not start and after a few minutes it started again. It later had the same problem and I took it in to the dealership for resolution. The problem was the Crankshaft Sensor.
Engine would not start, crankshaft position sensor was bad, got it replace for $380.00