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Q: While driving the car lost power and came to a dead stop. Won't start on 1996 Mercedes-Benz C220

Last week engine turned over but would not start, but then did. Happened again this week and Autoelectrician not MB expert but tested sparking. OK. All lights working, not battery. I read it could be remote batteries getting old and not reading code so followed advice and car started. (Happy!) Then today car just died and came to a halt while driving. Had to tow home. What could this be?
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I just had this problem with a 1999 Ford Taurus. It was the Mass Air Flow Sensor. It ran, then quit. Got it towed home, the next day it started and ran fine. A few days later it died and would not start. Just unplug the MAF and try it. If the sensor is bad, the car will start using the 'default settings'.
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