Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Stalling in traffic

(1997 Mercedes-Benz C230)
in Winter Park, FL on May 27, 2010
My car was stalling out when I was at redlights and now it is stalling in the middle of the road for no reason. My mechanic thinks it is the ignition. I just had the catalitic converter fixed, not sure if the 2 are related. I did have the tumbler replaced last year so it could be that too. Any idea's?
Displaying 1 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on May 27, 2010
This is often a Crank Shaft Sensor, but check the codes first. Did your mechanic check for any codes? Do you have a Check Engine Light on? This is are essential steps. The Cat converters should not have any effect nor should the tumbler, unless it is loose. The thing you want to look for in the codes is, are there any injector codes or misfire codes or Crank Sensor codes? If there are Injector codes, and Misfire codes it could be a harness problem which is very common on a Mercedes. The Crank Sensor Code is usually just a defective Sensor.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Cars idle, was running rough, overheating, lost antifreeze,stalling, motor would shut down quietly at traffic lights ...
So I have what I believe is refereed to as a “rough idle” on my 2003 Grand Marquis. While in my car at stop lights it...
Didn't find what you were looking for?