Mechanics

SOMETIMES HARD TO START

2001 Mercedes Benz ML430 • 110,000 miles

My 2001 Mercedes Benz ML430 sometimes lugs to a start. Usually this happens when I start it first thing in the morning. After that it usually starts right up. Is it the starter? If so what would be an honest ballpark quote from a mechanic.

It ignition takes a while to take when I turn the key in the ignition. I recently replaced the battery. Sometimes it starts right up and it is running fine with the exception of the initial starting of the engine.
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Slacayo
January 23, 2012.




How much lag?


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Fixitmr
Jan 23, 2012.
Instead of starting right away it takes a few additional seconds (5-6)to catch and start running.
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Slacayo
Jan 23, 2012.
Sounds like it could be a weak fuel pump, have the pressure checked and go from there.


2CarPros Ken
Oct 7, 2014.

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