Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2008, 01:12 AM
vstech's Avatar
DD MOD, HVAC,MCP,Mac,GMAC
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mount Holly, NC
Posts: 26,337
locksmith "made" me a new key, now car won't start

I did not watch the locksmith work, I left him to his devices, and he produced a pair of keys after working on the dash for a while...
the keys go in and turn perfectly. however, the key will not turn all the way to the start position. it unlocks the wheel, activates the dash/instruments/glow plugs, etc. but will not turn further. I'm thinking he took it apart, got the tumbler or switch put back in, out of position.
it's an 83 300SD with a non security tumbler installed. (I have a factory key, now I just have to get the correct factory tumbler for the car... I know, it will come with another factory key...)
anybody ever had this happen?
do you think if I take it apart, I will be able to see what's out of whack?
I really want to start driving this car... but the idea of jumping the terminals to start the car does not strike me as pleasant. I have spare SD's to take entire steering assemblies out of it it's necessary to fix this...
LMK
Thanks.

__________________
John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2008, 02:24 AM
ForcedInduction
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Take the tumbler out with the paperclip method and reinstall it. I don't know if it can go in more ways than one though...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2008, 09:30 AM
LUVMBDiesels's Avatar
Dead on balls accurate...
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Red Lion,Pa
Posts: 2,207
Before you take out the tumbler, check to see if the vacuum shhut off switch is attached to tightly. If it is too tight, the cam on the tumbler gets blocked and you cannot move the key all the way to 'start'. I had this happen to me when I replaced the vss on my 300SD. A couple small washers and the key turned all the way.
__________________
"I have no convictions ... I blow with the wind, and the prevailing wind happens to be from Vichy"

Current
Monika '74 450 SL
BrownHilda '79 280SL
FoxyCleopatra '99 Chevy Suburban
Scarlett 2014 Jeep Cherokee
Krystal 2004 Volvo S60
Gone
'74 Jeep CJ5
'97 Jeep ZJ Laredo
Rudolf 86 300SDL
Bruno '81 300SD
Fritzi '84 BMW
'92 Subaru
'96 Impala SS
'71 Buick GS conv
'67 GTO conv
'63 Corvair conv
'57 Nomad
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2008, 09:43 AM
babymog's Avatar
Loose Cannon - No Balls
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northeast Indiana
Posts: 10,767
Also, if you can't turn the key all of the way off, it won't reset and won't let you turn it to start.
__________________

Gone to the dark side

- Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2008, 09:48 AM
vstech's Avatar
DD MOD, HVAC,MCP,Mac,GMAC
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mount Holly, NC
Posts: 26,337
once I have started it, the car does shut off with the key. and the key releases, so I'm pretty sure it's turning all the way off. it just will not turn all the way to the start position.
some washers hmm? I'll certainly investigate it further.
thanks.

__________________
John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page