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2003 SLK230K
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Hello all!!

New to the forum. I picked up an 03-04 SLK230 from a friend of mines dad who had it for his wife but sadly she had tp be put into a nursing home after an accident and the car had been sitting for 3 years (started about once a year or so) when I came across and it and picked it up for a great price (or so I hope). The battery was dead but I took it home and charged it and took it back to the car and after purging the fuel pump a few times I finally got it to start. I had to air up the tires and I was able to drive it home. Tires were flat spotted but it wasnt a long ride home. The hydraulic cylinder that latches the top was blown out but I got an O ring kit and got that replaced. I had the car idling in my garage and looking for any obvious issues or leaks... and it slowly sputtered out and died. I havent been able to get the car to start since. It doesnt have fuel pressure at the fuel rail so Ive been reading and Im assuming its the K40 fuel pump relay or the fuel pump just died. I look forward to getting this thing going and enjoying it!

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