Mechanics

LOSING POWER

1993 Mercedes Benz SL600

Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Mercedes Benz SL600 V12 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

Dear sirs:
The mercedes described above has been operating without incident, though driven sparingly. However, after parking at a local store for 10-15 minutes, it would not start, but gave a " weak battery" sound, i.E, wanting to start but transformed into a 'CLICKING" sound about 0.1 secs after the " normal" starting sound. A jump start got me going; however, within 4-5 miles the car completely and gradually shut off in the following manner: 1) the " low battery" light came on and started to flash slowly; 2) the " ABS, SUSPENSION, AND OTHER DASH LIGHTS" started to come one and flash, all this accompanied by a " clicking" sound. Finally, the radio and a/c lights started blinking followed by a complete shut down shortly thereafter. The starter was silent after the above-described events. However, a " jump" start did bring about another series of " low battery" clicking sounds, but it would not start.
Please advise!
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Howard40
October 19, 2008.



Have Alternator tested I sounds like it is dischargeing instead if chargeing

Jnovack
Oct 19, 2008.