Car stalls

Tiny
AMOLAK
  • MEMBER
  • 2005 MERCEDES BENZ ML350
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 240,000 MILES
Twice now the car has stalled. All dash lights go out. No check engine light. First time I was making a slow left turn and this time I was going over a bump out of a parking lot. Then it starts up fine and drives no problem. Once it does starts it seems sluggish for a little bit. Any ideas?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, December 28th, 2018 AT 6:10 PM

1 Reply

Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

Since the lights go out, the first thing I would be checking is for a weak or damaged ground. It sounds like something is shutting down everything. First, take a look at the first picture I attached, it is of the engine control module's ground location. I added that one because it shuts the engine off. However, the second is where I feel the problem may be. The second picture is of the primary "all activity" ground. Check these and let me know what you find.

I noted you indicated you are a mechanic. Most likely, you won't need these, but I am adding them in case you do.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

If you need anything else, let me know.

Take care and Happy New Year,
Joe

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, December 30th, 2018 AT 9:11 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides