W123 No ignition problem

Discussion in 'Engine' started by jordsfozzy, May 17, 2014.

  1. jordsfozzy

    jordsfozzy New Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Mercedes 230CE
    Hi guys

    Major problem which is bugging the hell out of me!

    Using my car (W123 230CE) fine throughout the day, went to start it in the evening and it wouldn't start.
    After a lot of head scratching i have narrowed it down to being no spark at the plugs or and the distributor.
    After speaking to a mechanic he suggested it might be the Ignition control unit.
    Can anybody shed some light on this?
    Also if it is the control unit where can i get one from urgently?

    Thanks for your help
  2. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Nov 29, 2002
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Lots of Mercedes!
    Would check coil, ballast resistor etc too... But yes they control units do fail.

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