Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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I'm grinning about two things.
First, how spoiled we have become. I can remember that if you got 80-100k out of a starter that was great.
And I'm bemused by the irony of having a *very* complex set of interrelated systems and hoping that the "quick fix" isn't just replacing a starter with 184k on it. To me that would be preferable to nearly any of the other alternatives.
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Were I you, I'd pull the belly pan and check to be sure the ground strap was in good working, with clean, tight connections.
If that was good, I'd disconnect the battery, pull the starter, and test it.
Also, when you need help on a specific model, it's often far more useful to post in the forum that is specific to your car. This general forum is just that, topics of general application to MBs broadly. In your case that would be the W210 forum.
In any event, I would check the ground and starter and go from there.
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