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Old 04-30-2002, 01:59 AM
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Coil not firing

My 300e stalled and refused to start after I cleaned the engine. Its not getting fire from the ignition coil to the distributor. I've checked the coil with a multimeter. It's within specs. I've heard that coils sometimes check ok when they are faulty. I have ordered another coil, which should arrive later this evening. My question is, if the vehicle still is not firing after I install the new coil, should I replace the Electronic Ignition Control Module? And if so, where can I get one at a reasonable price...

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Old 04-30-2002, 02:10 AM
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If you cleaned your engine compartment with water it's usually a kiss of death. Just give it a chance to dry out and you'll probably be ok. You might try removing the plug wires and using compressed air and blow any remaining water from around the spark plugs.
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Old 04-30-2002, 02:49 AM
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Thanks for replying, its been 4 days since the washing. I've used WD40 on the plugs and electical components. Everything appears to be dried out. I've checked the distributor cap, plugs, replaced the rotor.

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Old 04-30-2002, 03:35 PM
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Strongman,

If everything fails, you can try to buy a used one at Potomac Auto in St Augustine. You an find them at www.pgauto.com or take it to an independent MB mechanic for diagnosis.
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Old 04-30-2002, 10:09 PM
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Sparking and arcing

Have you tried checking it out in the dark? Is there a fusible link?
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Old 05-01-2002, 01:34 AM
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Finally

Well after all the trouble it turns out that the problem was the ignition coil. I replaced it today and the car fired right up. The ignition appears significantly more powerful. Thanks for all the advice..... J. H. I live on the northside of town.


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Old 05-01-2002, 11:13 PM
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Strongman,

I am glad everything worked out for you. Did you get a bosch coil?
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