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Old 01-12-2001, 09:24 PM
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I was on my way home from a long day's work. I started driving my car. I drove about 4 miles and was stopped at a red light. The car stopped running. It wouldn't start back up again. Fortunately, a tow truck was passing by and towed me home (20 miles). I went back in my car after getting home and it started up-no problem.

So what could it be? I had an oil change today, do you suppose that maybe something happened then?
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Old 01-12-2001, 09:45 PM
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There are only a couple of things that will kill a 300E. I would start by looking at the wire that connects to the EZL...If a mercedes shop looked at it, they may have taken off this wire to prime the oil. If not, I would look at the fuel pump relay. You can pry the bottom open and look into it. If there are burned traces or spots, you have found the problem.
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Old 01-12-2001, 09:47 PM
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Did you hear the fuel pump energizing? It can be a lot of things. The fuel pump relay going south, alternator, OVP?
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Old 01-12-2001, 10:16 PM
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300E quit running

Unfortunately, I am mechanically challenged. I did not bring it to a Mercedes place to get the oil changed. I am hoping that it is just the wire. It seems very strange that it happened right after I got the oil changed.

My question is: should I bring it back to the shop that changed my oil and have them check the wire ? Or should I bring it to a Mercedes Mechanic. Do you believe that the shop is held responsible if it turns out to be a wire?

If it is the latter (relay) what is the estimated costs? on such a repair?

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Old 01-13-2001, 08:52 AM
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Don't do the same mistake twice! If you are mechanically challenged, bite the bullet and take it to a MB mechanic. You know by now, you get what you paid for...
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