My mercedes 1997 c230 wont crank it has gud battery but it wont crank at all
There could be a couple of things going on here. First you could have a bad ground (or connection in general), which would result in no power being provided to the starter motor. The second possibility is that you have a faulty ignition switch. The third possibility is that you have a bad starter motor or starter motor solenoid.
I would start by having an assistant stick their head in the engine compartment while you try to start it. If you hear a click coming from the starter motor, which is at the rear of the engine, then it is getting power to engage the solenoid but the motor is not spinning. In this case you have a bad starter motor. If you hear nothing, you may have an electrical problem where no power is getting to the starter motor, or you have a bad solenoid.
To check to see if power is getting to the starter you need to check the continuity of the lines using a multimeter. You should be able to find the problem spot by doing this. Good luck
May 21, 2010 |
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class