99 E300 Turbo Diesel won't start
Hoping someone can help me. Our 99 E300 TD will not start. The glow plug light comes on as usual, but when I crank it, it will almost catch several times, but does not start. We took it to a mechanic a couple of months ago for the same problem, and he changed the glow plugs. Now the problem is back, and the car will not start, again. Any thoughts or hints would be greatly appreciated. I have done quite a bit of work on gasoline engines, but I must admit I am pretty ignorant when it comes to diesels. I was hoping this would be a car that would not need any work and would last a long time, but right now my wife (her car) is none too happy. As an aside, I have always been told not to use any starter fluid in a dieses, but I read in another post of someone doing it. What is the rule on that?
Thanks for any help.