Mercedes Benz C230 Won't Start

by Charles Poole

The Mercedes C230 is a four-door sedan that requires gasoline and a good battery to start properly. The most common issue with a car not starting is either with the battery being dead or on a low charge, or the car doesn't have enough fuel to start. You don't have to be a certified Mercedes mechanic to get your C230 running again. You can troubleshoot the issues by checking the battery and the fuel levels yourself.

Add 1 gallon of gas to your C230 and then turn the key in the ignition on and off a couple of times while you are pumping the C230's gas pedal. This will engage the car's fuel pump.

Turn the ignition and listen for a clicking noise. Have a mechanic check the starter if you hear a clicking noise

Turn the ignition over without starting the car. Check the electrical lights in your car's dashboard. If the lights do not come on or the lights are really dim, the battery needs to be charged or replaced.

Jump start the C230 with another car and a pair of jumper cables. Allow the car to run for about 5 minutes and then turn it off. Try to restart the car. If the car will not turn back on, you need to replace the battery.

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About the Author

Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.

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