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Old 12-17-2002, 07:34 AM
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C280 will only start after cooling

I have a 1995 C280 and have had no problems until yesterday when I parked it and came out a few minutes later and It would not start-turned over fine, but would not fire. After opening the hood and letting it cool off(engine running temp is fine) for a few minutes it started right up. I then drove it home, parked it,and attempted to start it with the same results- No start until cool again. Any ideas?
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:30 AM
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The "famous" over-voltage relay 000-540-52-45 can cause this problem. Replacement is 000-540-67-45.
Also the crankshaft position sensor at the flywheel can cause thie problem. would need to be tested when the car WON'T start.
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:18 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply, thought It might be the OVP-but wanted the post's thoughts. I'll check the part number and change it if its the 'bad one" and go from there. Thanks again.
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