Episodic no start E430 1999- Help
Have a 1999 E430.
It has 80,000kms on it. I am second owner.
Basically car “dies” for 10-20 minutes and then starts up again. It normally runs fine and starts easily.
When it is “no start” mode the engine does not crank for 5 minutes, the engine then cranks fine but does not start. After about 15 minutes it cranks and starts fine.
Battery is fine. Have tried other key with same result. Moving selector to neutral did not solve problem.
At other times the car will, while driven, stop and go into “no start mode” for again about 15 minutes. When engine is cold it always starts- problem when it occurs seems to be after engine is run for 20-30 minutes.
Initially I thought it was immobiliser system but if this was defective it would not cause car to stop while running? When running the car dies while at idle.
Any ideas appreciated.