Mercedes Starter Motor Replacement
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You may need a Mercedes starter motor replacement if your vehicle refuses to start but the lights work fine. First, you’ll bring your car to a certified mechanic. Secondly, they’ll diagnose it using the latest equipment and tools and running a standard engine diagnostic. As a result, we’ll scan everything from the starter to ignition to the battery to find the exact cause of the problem.
This way, there is no guesswork. You’ll know that we’re taking care of the correct component to get your vehicle back to top shape. If you are in need of starter repair, we’ll correct this issue and get you back on the road. So, if your starter won’t crank, come to Deutschland Autowërks. Our certified mechanics are ready to take care of your bad starter motor.
WHAT IS A STARTER MOTOR AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
What is a starter motor? If your Mercedes won’t start, you’re probably asking yourself this very question. In short, the starter is a small electric motor that spins the engine each time you turn the key in the ignition. So, it allows the engine to start up and run. To do this, the solenoid in the starter gets a continuous flow of power from the battery. Turning a key will send a charge to the solenoid, pushing power to the starter motor. Then, the starter turns the flywheel, forcing the crankshaft to rotate until the engine runs by itself.
SYMPTOMS OF A BAD MERCEDES STARTER MOTOR
If you have a Mercedes start problem, your car won’t turn over. Luckily, several symptoms clue you into the fact that you may have a Mercedes starter motor failure. However, they can vary from person to person. So, the biggest signs that you need starter repair include:
- Starter Engages But Doesn’t Spin Motor
If you turn the ignition, hear the starter activate, but the motor doesn’t crank, you most likely have a bad starter motor. It could be because the gears that connect to the flywheel have a problem. They can dislodge against the flywheel or get stripped. So, either case would result in needing starter repair.
- Car Won’t Turn Over or Start
If your Mercedes won’t start when you turn the key, you probably have a starter problem. You’ll hear a loud clanking noise or no noise at all. The starter solenoid could have an electrical issue or be burnt out. A dead battery could be to blame as well. The mechanic will have to inspect the ignition system, starter, and electrical components to find the root cause.
- Grinding Noises
You’ll usually hear grinding noises if the gears wear out to connect the flywheel and starter. However, you should know that you could hear grinding from your starter motor itself. If you don’t replace the starter and it continues to grind, it can damage parts of the engine. In turn, this can negatively impact how your car drives. Unfortunately, this can quickly turn into an expensive repair to complete. So, it’s a good idea to get it to a mechanic quickly to negate any possible damage.
- Sporadic Starting Problems
If your starter won’t crank, you could have dirty or loose wiring. In turn, this can cause your Mercedes to have sporadic starting problems. A failing or damaged electrical component could also be the cause. Even if it only doesn’t start occasionally, you want to get it inspected to avoid getting stranded.
- Smell or See Smoke When You Start the Car
Electricity powers your starter. So, the starter can overheat because of a continuous power supply or because it doesn’t shut off after it ignites the car’s engine. As a result, you’ll typically see or smell smoke coming from around your engine. A blown fuse, short circuit, or ignition switch problem could be to blame. However, you want an inspection very quickly.
- Interior Lights Dim on Start
Your dash lights can dim when you start your Mercedes if you have a short circuit in the wiring. In this instance, the starter motor will pull electricity from your other systems. If you hear a chugging sound, you could have failing bearings in your starter motor.
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IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE WITH A FAILING STARTER?
If you suspect you have a Mercedes starter motor failure, you really don’t want to drive with it. Firstly, you could end up stranded somewhere unfamiliar. Secondly, it could lead to engine damage or a fire. If you have an automatic transmission, it won’t start if your starter won’t crank. Manual transmissions will start, but it’s dangerous and bad for the car.
CAN I START MY MERCEDES WITH A BAD STARTER MOTOR?
Anyone with a Mercedes starter motor failure can start their car in a few ways. You will eventually need a Mercedes starter motor replacement, but you can do the following until you get it:
- Check the Connections – Check your connections and try tightening them if they’re loose. Make sure you check the wires coming from the battery, or you can use a jump-starter cable to bypass the connection.
- Check for and Clean Corrosion – Look for any corrosion on the battery terminals. If you find it, clean them out.
- Get a Jump – Jump-start the car using another car. This will get enough electricity to the starter and battery to start the car.
- Push to Start – You’ll need a manual transmission system for this method to work. First, turn the key to drive and put your car in first or second gear. Second, get a few people to push the car to a minimum of 10 miles per hour. Release the clutch to rotate the engine and start the car.
MERCEDES EXPERT STARTER MOTOR REPLACEMENT SHOP IN ST. GEORGE, UT
If you need a Mercedes starter motor replacement, look no further than Deutschland Autowërks. First, we only use OEM parts for all of our Mercedes starter motor replacement projects. Second, we have the latest diagnostic equipment available to pinpoint your problem quickly. We work on all models of Smart Cars and Mercedes, and we have a client-focused service. We’ll show all of the parts we replace, keep the lines of communication open, and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact Us today.
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