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Old 03-22-2002, 04:06 PM
Carl L.
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Thanks everyone for responding - it was the starter.

The dealer hit me for $640 to replace it!!! $240 for the part, $85 for a flatbed and and the rest in labor and taxes. This seems ridiculous for 2 bolts and an electical connector.

They told me they needed to modify the new starters because they do not fit precisely to the block of my '86 300E w/o the modification. This sounds extremely fishy. Any thoughts??

Pat, thanks for starting the string and the long distance diagnosis.
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