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I have a 2003 E320 that suddenly developed a problem cutting…

I have a 2003...

I have a 2003 E320 that suddenly developed a problem cutting out and then having difficulty starting

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Battery is fine it turns over fine First indication was overtaking a truck when it suddenly lost power but did not cut out. kept going and power came back immediately

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your E320 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Next morning it turned over sputtered but would not start. Pressed accelerator flat and cranked it and it started ran a few km and then cut out while driving Drove 500km with it cutting out at low revs passing through towns, difficult to restart

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thata it we do not have a dealer in Swaziland where I live so I like to give our mechanic info when I take it in . He does have a diagnostic machine Thats all thanks

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Marty
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Hi, my name is***** sounds like a lack of fuel to the motor. For this problem, I would perform a fuel pressure test and inspect the fuel filter. A faulty fuel pump or a plugged fuel filter could cause this problem. A diagnostic scan should also be performed on the computer to check for any fault codes that may pertain to the problem. A fuel pump or fuel filter problem will not record any fault codes in the computer.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks Marty - I will try that

You're quite welcome. I will be here if you need anything.

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