Q: My car cranks but will cut off shorts after starting up. If i start it up again, it will crank but runs and tries to cut off. 2009 Mercedes Benz C300

asked by on

My car cranks but will cut off shorts after starting up. If i start it up again, it will crank but runs and tries to cut off

My car has 92000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. Many different faults will cause your 2009 Mercedes C300 to cut off after starting. The most common would be a fuel pump, fuel filter, battery, alternator, battery cable, crank sensor, or camshaft position sensor. All of these can cause the engine to die after starting and after they heat up may require cooling off before they work again. To have this checked, a qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, can diagnose the stalling problem and make any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car cranks but will cut off shorts after starting up. If i start it up again, it will crank but runs and tries to cut off. 2009 Mercedes Benz C300

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 04 dodge Durango, 3.7 just changed engine,battery,and starter. Still won't crank over, getting power to solenoid,when key is turne

The most important thing to understand about electricity is it occurs on the atomic level. What appears to be a good connection to the human eye may not be to electricity. This is why we have test lights and multimeters...

Q: Does not go into gear. 2002 Dodge Stratus

Hello. Code P0403 is the trouble code for an issue with the vehicle's EGR circuit. The EGR, short for exhaust gas re circulation, circuit is an emissions system that is responsible for recirculating exhaust gases in order to reduce N0x...

Q: Told oil separator in 2009 Volkswagon EOS is clogged and needs replacing. Should an oil change be done also at time of repair?

Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil should be changed at the same time as the oil separator is replaced. The separator is not located in a place where the oil needs to be drained to access it, so...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...