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Old 12-17-2005, 06:22 PM
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Can't start on a hill-Tranny problem?

HI,
I am still getting to know my 84 300d, and just found a new problem. Parked on a slope (driveway at new house). When I went to start it later, I got a bad starter grind problem. Put my foot on the brake and started in neutral no problem. Same thing next time I parked in the new driveway, but parked at my old place with a level driveway and starts fine. I am guessing the problem occurs during the slight rollback as the tranny stops the car from rolling back down the driveway. What I don't get is why? Seems like the starter should mesh with the flywheel even if it rotates a bit when the car settles back...but then if I really knew what was going on I wouldn't be here asking your advice .

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Old 12-17-2005, 06:58 PM
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Neutal Safety Switch?

I have the same problem in my W124. Initially I could start on a downslope or even surface on "P", but not on a upslope. Then after a while it will only start on neutal on any gradient. This maybe the start of your safety neutral switch acting up. In my car, I do not have the starter noise you mentioned, so yours maybe something else.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:15 AM
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Yeah, mine sounds like the starter is smacking into the flywheel but not engaging the teeth so the engine doesn't turn. I would expect the neutral start switch would keep the starter from trying to engage. Of course I have been wrong before...
Also, I backed the car in once so it was headed downhill and had the same problem. I suppose I should double check and make sure the starter is attached securely. If the bolts are loose it could be tipping. I didn't notice anything like that, but didn't actually check it physically. Then I would feel good and stupid, but it would be an easy fix! If it wasn't raining I would go check it now.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:56 AM
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i am no mechanic-- far from it, actually.

this may sound shocking but i'll give it a try....

engage the parking brake before the car rolls back!
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