My 190E 300E 300SE 300SEL Won't Start or Just Quits While Driving

The distributor cap has become the number one culprit due to age and neglect!

Kent has been seeing an increase with this problem. Take a look at the cap in the picture. This 190 2.6 would just quit while driving down the road. Once the engine cooled off a little it would start up and run again for a while. In a recent video series he can show you the car would not even start the cap and rotor were so bad.

Problem & Solution

Common among these chassis:


Check out his video series on this problem on the M 103 engine.

If you have not done so in the last 50,000 miles and have no record of the it being replaced remove and inspect your 103 distributor cap!