1999 Merc Mystique, 123,000 miles.
I have to continually flip the key on and off to get the car cranked. Sometimes it will run fine for days. Then it seems like all of the sudden I can't get it cranked again. It will usually crank after several attempts. Now it is occassionally sputtering and revving up and down when it cranks. It will eventually run enough to move the car, but acts like it is not getting enough gas to go. Then it sounds like it backfires or something, and it will start running normally. I thought about starting repairs by changing the fuel filter but can't locate it. Any suggestions? ?
Sunday, May 13th, 2007 AT 2:48 PM