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Old 06-26-2001, 08:24 PM
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my '85 380SE is stuck at the supermarket!I went to drive home,and it wouldn't start!It seems like it is going to start at first,but then sounds as if its not getting fuel?
The fuel pump is not making noise when the key is turned on?
I had my friend turn the key on and off while I was at the back of the car and no noise at the fuel pump,also lately the fuel pump has sounded a little noisy,louder than I think it should.also the car has been stalling while driving the last few days.I have only owned the car about a month.I have driven it about 1200 has 143000 miles.heads rebuilt 19k ago.It has new plugs (bosch super)new cap,rotor,air filter,& small air filter.I dont have the repair manual for this car yet,only one for 116 chassis.
Please help! I think the car is safe until I can tow it in the morning.
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Old 06-26-2001, 09:11 PM
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First check the fuel pump relay. They llike to fail.

You can apply full power to the pump at the relay then see if it will start.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 06-26-2001, 10:01 PM
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Car is Running!

Lets see if it will make it to my shop!
(I adjusted the "regulating" linkage on the accelerator control,I guess I went too far,the car started stalling at times in traffic,and then wouldn't start at all.
I re-adjusted it in the parking lot and the car started right up!,
thanks for the tip on the "fuel pump relay"I will put that in my notes for future use.
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