Random issue w/car starting on 2001 Mercedes-Benz E430

This has happened a few times already so I need to know if this will cause damage to my engine if I don't fix it straight away. I turn the key to start the car, but it doesn't kick over, like it's trying to but doesn't. But, after a few tries it will eventually kick over/start. Could this be a coil problem? How much does that repair run.

by in Santa Barbara, CA on March 18, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on March 18, 2010
Sometimes when a battery is beginning to fail it will do this, Maybe have a new battery installed to eliminate this possibility
COMMENT by on March 19, 2010
i just had the battery replaced a few months ago. but i will check the cables and connections just to be sure all is secure. thanks!
ANSWER by on June 21, 2010
this ened up being the crankshaft position sensors. it was less than $200 to fix (incl parts and labor).

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