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Mercedes-Benz C280 Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

Mercedes-Benz C280 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 144,799 mi (91,500 mi - 175,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    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...

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  •  Rookie

    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....

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