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300E: benz..new spark plugs..pump pumping. cranking but wont start.

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i have a 1984 benz 300E wont start fuel goin to carburator have spark on all six spark plug new spark plugs engine turnsover no ignitionfire.fuel pump pumping. cranking but wont start.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 2 years ago.

Auto Psychic :

hi, my name is gary and i'll help you in any way i can.

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could you please post your vin#, i want to make sure were on the same page.

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Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 2 years ago.
seems were experiencing some technical difficulties.
could you please post your vin#?
thanks, gary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
wdbea30d6ha545518
Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 2 years ago.
ok, so you have cis-e fuel injection.
mechanical fuel injection electronically controlled.
sounds like a bad fuel distributor (common, particularly if the car has sat for a while)
so it runs for a few seconds on starting fluid, is that right?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no;i spraid starting fluid in carburator still nothing. it was cranking over befour i changed dristributor cap and rotor.
Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 2 years ago.
so no spark then?
assuming that, and also assuming you dont have an aftermarket alarm system.
a bad crankshaft position sensor or a bad ignition control module are you most likely culprits.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no;i spraid starting fluid in carburator still nothing. it was cranking over befour i changed dristributor cap and rotor. i am gething fire to all plugs wont fire up.
Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 2 years ago.
sorry for my denseness.
so you have spark and it wont start with starting fluid??
hows the compression?

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