Engine will not start

Tiny
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  • 1994 MERCEDES BENZ 500SL
  • 34,600 MILES

My 1994 Mercedes Benz SL500 will not start. It has less than 35000 original miles, new battery, and new fuses. I have disconnected the battery to reset the anti theft device. I have made sure all doors, trunk and hood and gas cap are closed properly. Then I locked the car, waited a couple minutes and unlocked the car. All lights on dash come on but car won't turn over.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 4:06 PM

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Tiny
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Is the security light on solid or flashing?Also do you have a multimeter?

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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The security light is not on and does not flash. I have a multimeter that I used to check fuses prior to replacing them.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 5:49 PM
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So the starter is inop correct?

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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I don't know. It started yesterday and now it won't. A local Mercedes Benz mechanic told me that it was a bad fuse. I don't know where the fuse is located that controls the ignition.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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I need to know if the starter works or not so I can help you?Does the starter rotate the engine around?

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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No, the engine does not turn over at all.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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Hey,

Here is a awesome guide on how to fix an engine that does not start.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please run some tests and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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  • 1986 MERCEDES BENZ 500SL
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,000 MILES
  • MERGED

Car has sat for 2 years. It ran when parked. It will run with ether and it appears to have fuel pressure when line to fuel body is cracked. But car won't start

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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Check to make sure you are getting power to the injectors. You will need a noid light to do that. Most parts stores will lend them to you.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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  • 2006 MERCEDES BENZ 500SL
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 48,000 MILES
  • MERGED

2006 Mercedes 500S - it is below freezing outside and the car won't start - could it be that there is ice in the exhaust - or could it be the battery even though the key works and lights go on. Car regularly serviced with no problems - Do you think this has to do wth he extreme cold?

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