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Bought a 1999 SLK 230 w/ 64K a couple of months ago. Ran fine for a couple of weeks and then it started stalling without warning. Speed, road conditions, driving activity (e.g., cornering, straight-away, breaking, etc.) irrelevant. While driving the car stalls -- attempt to restart and the engine will not turnover -- wait five to 10 minutes -- engine turns over and restarts -- drive another 10 or 15 minutes and car stalls -- and the cycle repeats. Took it into the MB dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong. Had a $400 tuneup completed just the same. Included R&R of fuel filter, PCV, air filter, etc. Car ran fine for about a month and today it began to stall again -- and the cycle is repeating itself. For the record, we have used nothing but premium gas in the car.
Any ideas from former or present-day 230 owners?
Stymied in Pike Road, AL!
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I have a 2000 SLK 230 have had the same problem. I just replaced the K-40 relay. I am sure this was the problem. After I installed the new part I took apart the old circuit board. I found several cracked solder joints on the board. Hope this helps.
Stalling update -- dealership determined it was the crank positioning swith -- swapped out to the tune of $350 -- stalled the very next morning -- brought it back -- review of computer error codes NOW indicates to dealer it is the K40 -- they pulled the CPS and refunded me the cost for it and charged me only $37 for the additional labor -- we pick it up tomorrow -- will let you all know the score.
Picked the car up Friday morning [Nov. 10] after the K40 R&R. Wife drove it all weekend and today -- no stalling [yet]. Hopefully this positive trend will continue!
Again, thanks for all the input. Will always wonder had I not mentioned the K40 relay -- as pointed out on this thread on numerous occasions -- if the dealer would have spotted via the computer code. [Odd they never spotted it the first time!].