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1988 300SE Will Not Start

Old 03-18-2007, 04:51 PM
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Recently washed the engine compartment (avoided spraying the engine directly) to remove road salt. Didn't start the car after spraying the engine compartment and let the car sit for about a day & a 1/2 in about 35-45 degree temps. When I finally tried to start it it wouldn't. It turns over easily but gives absolutely no indication that it wants to start? I checked for a spark at the coil and a couple of spark plugs and it is getting a nice spark. Removed the distributor cap and both the cap and rotor are in great shape. I sprayed starter fluid into the air intake and it still gave no indication that it wanted to start. I am at a loss?!?!? The Bosch Ingition Control Module is mounted on the drives side wheel housing and I got that wet (had it wet before) as I washed the salt off. It apears to be a completely sealed unit and I can't tell if it is working or not? Anyone with some advice?

Details on the car; 1988 300SE 3.0 Liter with 196,000+ miles and most recently replaced the fuel pump.[/align]
Old 03-21-2007, 05:04 PM
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Default RE: 1988 300SE Will Not Start

Well never use starting fuild hurts the engine.

Are u sure u are getting fuel to the injectors?
Old 03-21-2007, 07:22 PM
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I started to pull the main fuel line off and fuel was there...didn't take it all the way off thinking if it was spraying out after just a turn or two, there is enough there to get the job done? Let me know if I should pull it off completely to check...just had a new fuel pump put on two weeks ago. How can I check if fuel is getting to the injectors and if it isn't, what would be next?

Appreciate any help you can provide!
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