Problem Description and Possible Solution
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.
Average mileage: 172,283 (91,500–225,000)
14 people reported this problem
i had the same problem, it was hard to diagnose, the car stalled at traffic lights and needed half an hour to start again and then it would start and run like nothing happened.. the crank shaft sensor was the culprit. we changed that and now no problem.. ps.. we first thought it was a fuel related problem...
1999 C280 Sport Day for Two years.
Replaced battery and heard the beeps.
Turned key and engine cranked n cranked.
1/4 tank of old fuel in it. Drained about a gallon From cranking (turning key on off) and holding valve stem in.
Heard a grinding sound and now engine doesn't crank?
Oil is fresh, steering pump is bad.
Car is 1 owner and mb serviced.
Unsure about paying for this one?
Has occurred 2 separate times both with engine warm and out a hot 86°f. By the time the tow truck arrived, I tried it again, with a successful normal start and idle.
I want to now , if need change the magnet ,becose i changer the camshaft potition sensor ,and my car is same,no power went is warm and to mouch expltion .tanks. the temperature higt,and need torn off A.C. SPANISH:: yo cambie el sensor porque tenia el mismo problema(la computador lo decia) pero el auto continua igual sin fuerza y haciendo ciertas explosines. como si estubiera fuera de tiempo .quiero saber si debo cambiar el magneto o no...gracias...agraezco la ayuda....