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 07-08-2009, 12:22 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stuart, FL
Posts: 110
Hot Start Issue

I have an 84 300d, car starts flawlessly every time I start it cold, i searched the forum and fuel blockage seems to be frequent, however mine appears to be more of a starter issue. The car will not crank at all, if I turn the key four to five times it kicks right over, so I'm guess the starter is getting too hot? Or it's just on it's way out. Any other ideas?

Thanks

__________________
1984 300D Turbo 169k

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-----Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-08-2009, 12:59 AM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 37,363
When it is hot see if it will Crank OK if you use a jumper wire (use a rag or cotton/leather gloves to hold the wire) across the Terminal Block in front of the Battery. The 2 screws on the Left are connected together already. Jumper from left of the plastic devider to the small screw on the right


If jumping ther terminal block works OK every time you man have an Ingition Switch problem or a Nutral Safety Switch Problem.

You can find out if you give the Starter Solenoid a wack with something made of wood inbetween to see if it jars something in the solenoid.

Always a good idea to check and (safely) clean all the Electrical Connections before discarding the Starter.



The area labled "Contacts" is a area in the Solenoid that can get burned up over time. One member claimed he takes the Solenoid apart and rotates those copper contacts to a fresh spot that is not burned. I have not tried this so I do not know if it is difficult to do or not.
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel

Last edited by Diesel911; 07-08-2009 at 01:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-08-2009, 01:01 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stuart, FL
Posts: 110
I did whack the starter with a piece of teak i had in the car last night and it started perfectly. Sounds like i'm due for a new starter.
__________________
1984 300D Turbo 169k

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-----Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 149
I am having a similar problem

Starts every time cold. When it is hot outside and I drive it any distance and then run into the store for 5 minutes it will not crank until it cools down for 15 min os so. I can hear the solenoid pick up in the starter....just won't turn over. The starter is relatively new. 2 years old maybe.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-11-2009, 03:34 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stuart, FL
Posts: 110
Well i replaced the starter today, fun little project. I think my starter was on it's way out for a while. Used to take crank a little slow a couple times, then start. With the new starter I basically bump the key and it starts instantly.

__________________
1984 300D Turbo 169k

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-----Mark Twain
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 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, 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