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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 Question: Random issue w/car starting

 

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pryngs, Santa Barbara, CA, March 18, 2010, 15:16
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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.

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    March 18, 2010, 15:36
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    Sometimes when a battery is beginning to fail it will do this, Maybe have a new battery installed to eliminate this possibility

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    pryngs, March 19, 2010, 12:02
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    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!

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    Visitor, June 21, 2010, 16:20

    this ened up being the crankshaft position sensors. it was less than $200 to fix (incl parts and labor).

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