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Old 05-04-2000, 10:39 AM
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My experience says that you need a starter. I could be wrong, but that's been my experience. The starter on any diesel lives a very tough life. I've experienced the symptoms you've dealt with and for me it has always been the starter. If you have a good starter MOTOR, you may very well get by with replacing only the solenoid. If you have the tools and facilities to change the starter easily, you might want to risk $30 or $40 for a solenoid. If you want to fix it and be done with it, a rebuilt starter would be your best bet. Also my experience has been that spending money for a starter at your garden variety parts store is false economy. Find the best price on a Bosch authorized rebuilt. The parts shop on this website may be your best bet.

Good luck,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 516K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in
Mercedes automobiles
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