SL55 will not start when hot.

GordD

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I have a 2002 SL55 which has been running really well. Just back from a very hard drive and went to restart engine but it will not start? Turning the key I can hear the starter turning but there is not even a hint of the engine firing? No warning lights, tried locking/unlocking, but still will not start?

Any suggestions please?
 
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Just went to restart after 30mins and it started! But now have the engine warning light permanently on?
 

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Crank position sensor. Classic symptoms.
 

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Yep, +2. I had the same symptoms without the EML.
 

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Was my first thought too...cps
 
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Was my first thought too...cps
Thanks for all your help.

Took the car to a local workshop and plugged it in, fault was recorded as the crankshaft position sensor, just as you all suggested! The mechanic said he could do it for me, just waiting for a quote. What should I expect to pay??
 

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I was charged just under £200 at an indy, of which the CPS was £96. This is on the same engine in an E55
 

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£50-100 for the part and no more that 30 minutes labour.
 

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Unless like on mine where we had to take the gearbox off as it was seized solid!
 

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Unless above, probably an hours labour rounded up and 80-100 for parts so 180-200 total...
 

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