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1998 C180 Mercedes (manual transmission) not starting

Hi. For the last few days the car was sluggish during starting (won't start immediately on the turn of the key). Yesterday it just died though and won't start at all. The dashboard lights come on, headlamps, radio all work. I tried jumper cables thinking it might be the battery but that didn't work. I did manage to "push" start it though. There is also a whinning noise coming from somewhere when the key is turned to the start position. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    wont start no electrics working the radio went off the day before

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    one day the radio stopped working then just after I had driven I went to start the engine and it was completely dead now even the key wont work

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Starter %100
If You Can Push Start It= Starter
If You CANNOT Jump It With Cables = Starter

You Can Confirm This Next Time It Wont Start By Hitting The Starter With A Hammer And Seeing If It Starts. If It Does Its %150 Your Starter.

With Your Explanation I'd Already Have A New Starter Installed.


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