Do the battery test with a voltmeter but it may also be a "dead spot" on the starter commutator. Sometimes the brushes get stuck and don't make good contact with the commutator. Sometimes it's an actual dead or dirty spot on the commutator. If the battery tests good, try wacking the starter with a board or hammer and then try to crank.
> -----Original Message----- > From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Greg > Fiorentino via Mercedes > Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2015 7:48 PM > To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' <email@example.com> > Cc: Greg Fiorentino <greg.fiorent...@gmail.com> > Subject: [MBZ] Starter/Alternator/Battery Problem 240D > > So, the 1980 240D has strange symptoms: > > > > Intermittent battery draining and when battery is recharged to full, the > ignition switch causes a loud click (the solenoid actuating) but then no engine > turning. Are these symptoms likely associated? Is one causing the other? > > > > TIA for your thoughts, > > > > Greg > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com