> Greg wrote: > > 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?
I doubt they are related. Click-no-crank is usually the fault of the solenoid itself - the contacts not making connection. The solenoid is entirely out of the circuit until the key is turned, so it's unlikely it's the cause of the phantom discharge. Unless the click-no-crank is because the battery is dead. An easy check is turn on an interior light. It should dim - but not practically go out. If it goes out, the battery has insufficient current capacity. This could mean either the starter is drawing too much or the battery is weak. _______________________________________ 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