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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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Changed Fuel filter and Air filter, started ok, went 13

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hi changed Fuel filter and Air filter, started ok, went 13 kilometers and it just stopped,driving at 100 kph left it for an hour no go towed home ,started up in driveway drove it in to shed, stopped again, is there another fuel filter underneath the car some where, or is something getting hot and shut down the fuel system, we live in the country so just cant pop in to a mechanic thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!There are many things that could cause the engine to die and not restart. It may be a fuel system concern, if it's a gas engine it could be an ignition system issue. An exhaust restriction can cause a no start condition or the problem could be with wiring or the engine controller itself.What year and model is the vehicle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi its a 2000 /2001 ML270 cdi
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Have you checked for fault codes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no fault codes
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
You connected a scan tool or code reader and found no codes stored?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not yet did pull the outlet pipe on the low presher pump, and its pumping fuel out, diesel, but wont start, starts when cold ,gets to opperating temp and stops, turns over wont fire,
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
The first step in diagnosing the problem is to connect a scan tool and see if there are any fault codes. If not then rail pressure and setpoint need to be compared to see if rail pressure is too low to allow the injectors to turn on.