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Old 06-09-2009, 10:43 PM
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The starter has a hot-wire directly to it already.

To crank the engine, there is a three-pin plug on the inner-firewall just ahead of the brake booster. Un-plug and run a hot wire over from the batter +12v to the larger/center (IIRC) pin on the firewall side of the plug, it should crank.

It is possible that your engine is seized or there is water/fluid in a cylinder causing a hydrolock if it won't crank but a few degrees and stalls the starter, ... do a little research if things don't seem right.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:22 PM
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I'd try turning the motor over by hand with a socket to see if it actually turns...or try towstarting/hill starting it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:29 PM
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The starter has a hot-wire directly to it already.

To crank the engine, there is a three-pin plug on the inner-firewall just ahead of the brake booster. Un-plug and run a hot wire over from the batter +12v to the larger/center (IIRC) pin on the firewall side of the plug, it should crank.

It is possible that your engine is seized or there is water/fluid in a cylinder causing a hydrolock if it won't crank but a few degrees and stalls the starter, ... do a little research if things don't seem right.

what do you mean by un-plug here? I imagine just running a jumper cable from the positive battery post to this larger/center pin?

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:37 PM
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Unplugging that is protecting something, but I can't think of what. Yes a jumper cable from the positive post to the center pin should crank it.
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'01 E320 - 165k - Dad's (OC-165,500)
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:29 AM
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thanks for the offer outofspec...I'm actually moving to downtown Milwaukee WI.
Wow, thats a big change from Wilmington NC! From palm trees, beaches, sand and mild winters to snow and bitter cold winters.


Sorry to hear your car conked out at 298K... thats alot of miles. I hope my 300SEL makes it that long... it has 156K now.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:54 AM
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Yeah, apparently it gets a little cold up there ha ha- I will have to invest in a coat for the first time in a long time!
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There's no such thing. Enough parts can keep them going forever!

I put a ton of work and $$ into my W126 the first few years I had it, and I have hardly had to do anything to it for years. The repairs come in waves.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:27 PM
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Yeah, apparently it gets a little cold up there ha ha- I will have to invest in a coat for the first time in a long time!
Absolutely... and a snow blower/shovel. You surely dont have to deal with much snow in Wilmington NC. I have not been there since 1994, but when we were there, I loved it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:09 PM
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OK, went ahead and had it towed to the shop for a new starter.

I tried hot wiring it as per the instructions above, but it still would not catch- just some clicks.

Sounds like a new MB when it starts now. 100X smoother and quieter.

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Yes, Wilmington is a wonderful place to live. I'll miss it a ton.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:43 PM
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OK, went ahead and had it towed to the shop for a new starter.

I tried hot wiring it as per the instructions above, but it still would not catch- just some clicks.

Sounds like a new MB when it starts now. 100X smoother and quieter.

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Awesome. Now it has a new lease on life! It will likely go well beyond 300k.
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'15 GLK250 Bluetec 69k - mine - (OC-75,000)
'89 420SEL 164k - mine (OC-167,000)
'93 190D 2.2 - 226k - mine (OC-228,700) - for sale
'01 E320 Wagon - 156k - mine (OC-160,000)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 3k - wifes (OC-13k)
'01 E320 - 165k - Dad's (OC-165,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 120k - dad's (OC-121,500)
'01 SL500 - 43k - dad's (OC-47,000)
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:32 PM
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There; that sounds better!!! Sounds like you've had a change of heart. Keep us informed when you reach that 300K mark.
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