Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2002, 11:52 AM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 165
76 450 no igition


Several months ago I steam cleaned the engine compartment. Wouldn't start after that. Messed around for 45 minutes on a 80 degree day and it suddenly started (something dryed up). Not a problem again until the other week when I left it outside at the airport for a week (normally it's parked in heated garage). Car had no ignition. I noticed the wire from the ignition box to the lower part of the distributor was in very poor condition with numberous cracks and chaffing to what appeared to be the core of the wire.
While trying to do a quick repair I noticed this wire has an inter-core wire with insulation and a second layer of wire around it. I tried wiring the inter to inter with one wire and outer to outer with another. It seemed to fire just a bite, but never started.
Is this wire a common problem with aging 450's? Could I have fryed some other component?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2002, 07:09 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 165

Condensor wire for about $50.00 fixed it!!!

"it would have never died if it didn't need spark plugs"

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page