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Old 06-11-2002, 07:02 AM
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1988 560SL -no start

This SL does not crank at all--lights of fine--new battery--nothing
when key in ignition and turned to start position. @100,000 miles on car. HELP???
John B
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Old 06-11-2002, 09:10 AM
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Grounds, fuses?? Do a search on this. I recall someone else having this same problem.

'79 450SL
76,000 miles
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Old 06-11-2002, 09:54 AM
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Any sound at all, or just silence? Absolute silence might indicate a failed neutral start switch. It could also be worn shifter or shift rod bushings not properly positioning shift lever, making switch think you're not in park. Hope this helps.
Earl McLain
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'89 560 SEL "Frau BlueCar" (retired April 2004)
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