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Old 05-24-2007, 04:01 PM
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1988 420sel

i've never experienced this.

the car has sat for 2 or 3 years after a major amount of work. so now i would like to start it and put it inside [had some vandalism last nite]

trouble is the engine won't hardly move. just a bit and then extremely slow. so my ? is. is there any reason with a MBZ that this can happen. you can clearly hear the voltage start. i even have it on boost and the engine turns like the second hand on a clock.

it ran just fine when i parked it.

any suggestions.

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Old 05-24-2007, 05:52 PM
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When was the last time you tried to start it? If it was more than a year ago and you havn't been using a battery tender, the battery is probably shot. I experienced this with my 420 when I first went to pick it up. It had sat for a year and a half having never been driven and the battery (which was only two years old) was bad.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:05 PM
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See if you can pull a good battery from another car save your money or even take it to auto zone have it tested,what ever makes it work.

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