SOMETIMES HARD TO START

  • Tiny
  • Slacayo
  • 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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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:24 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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How much lag?

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:27 AM
  • Tiny
  • Slacayo
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Instead of starting right away it takes a few additional seconds (5-6)to catch and start running.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 2:34 AM
  • Tiny
  • 2CarPros Ken
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Sounds like it could be a weak fuel pump, have the pressure checked and go from there.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 AT 2:26 PM

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