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 > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2000, 01:30 PM
Posts: n/a
90' 300e The problem is ; the starter won't turn over. I have recently changed the serp belt, oil pan seal and exhaust manifold gaskets. when I was done the "Black Beauty" would not start. I proceeded to change the starter however, same result it would not turn over.
I have checked the voltage to the main terminal and it is there, however I do not have voltage at the primary when I crank her up. All the fuses are good in the fuse box under the hood. Now Im thinking its a relay......... I would appreciate any advise.

[Edited by Dave300e on 12-22-2000 at 12:52 PM]

Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2000, 05:25 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,749
I'm not a tech, but it sounds like a wire is not hooked up or a relay or fuse has a problem.

Have you checked your fuses and or relays?

If you were working on the engine, did you unplug anything and forget to hook it back up?

Hope that helps,

'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - 744 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2002 C320 - 816 - Sport Wagon
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2000, 05:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
What year car?? Starting in 1993 there is a starter interlock relay. Before that it goes from ignition switch thru neutral-safety switch(on trans) to starter.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2000, 06:52 AM
Posts: n/a
I'm with Ashman on this. Whenever you do some work and something that was working fine, ceases to work fine, go back to the area where you were working. Check your battery cables. Did you knock something loose somewhere. I would expect that a thorough, visual inspection would turn up the problem. The odds are not very good that the starter just decided to quit at this particular time.

If the visual inspection doesn't turn up anything. Check for voltage at the big cable on the starter. It should be there even with the ignition off. With that voltage there, hook your voltmeter or test light to the primary wire to the starter and see if you have voltage when you turn the key. If not trace the circuit backwards, especially the neutral safety switch like MB Doc said.

Good luck,

Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
85 300 SD wont! 85drtysthbenz Diesel Discussion 12 12-19-2004 08:22 PM
250 cylinder head, block, crank, oil pan psfred Vintage Mercedes Forum 0 10-10-2004 11:59 PM
Crank Pulley Removal? psdsteve Diesel Discussion 32 09-07-2004 07:20 PM
crank hub question.... (was balancer rotating on hub) JoeyTheB Vintage Mercedes Forum 6 08-25-2004 08:28 PM
617 turbo engine crank question/ rebuild P.E.Haiges Diesel Discussion 29 04-22-2003 09:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, 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