Car Stopped working

Tiny
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  • 2001 MERCEDES BENZ 240D
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
The car has stopped working. After it stopped working, we thought the problem was the fuel pump. So we changed the fuel pump but it still does not work or start up.

In fact before it has stopped working, the dashboard kept showing ESP signals.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 1:08 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Those cars have a fuel control solenoid that shuts the fuel down, if that goes bad it will stop the fuel from getting to the engine, it is common that this valve goes bad. It is located near the top of the engine I believe.

Here is the part:

http://www.ecklersmbzparts.com/mercedes-shut-off-valve-diesel-engine.html

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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Thanks what does fuel control senoid mean?

The car is run by petrol not diesel. The picture shows diesel.

Where does this car part suggested go in the car?
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 2:19 PM
Tiny
KEN
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240D is the model you selected which means diesel. Can you please double check the model again.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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Sorry it is C240.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
KEN
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No worries, please scan the PCM for codes, it sounds like it could be a crankshaft angle sensor not supplying ignition or fuel trigger. Here are some guide to read through to help out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

and

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

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

and finally

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Let me know what happens.

Best, Ken

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 10:15 PM

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