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1994 e320 starter problems.

hi my name is billy and im brand new to the forum. only in the last few years have i come to appreciate the quality of a benz. i have only had two, one a 1992 190 e, 2.3 automatic , and my present daily driver is a 1994 e320.
as of lately my e320 has been having a minor starting problem. i have searched the forum about starter issues already. at the present time i am out of town and away from gary my trusted local benz specialist. when i turn the key the dashlights come on but it will not turn over. try it a few times and it will usually start. i have not tried neutral yet. is it possible to jump the selinoid to start? basically how you would start a an old chevrolet or ford. i dont want to incur any damage by doing this. as i said i am out of town and traveling with my 4 year old daughter. i just want to know what to do in a worst case type of scenario. oh and of course i keep it running when possible but will have to stop for a hotel this evening. any comment or suggestion would be greatly appreciated
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How old is your battery? If you're not sure it is good, have it tested. On my car, when the voltage drops too low the car's starter will not engage.

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battery is about 5 months old. so i dont believe that to be my issue. but keep em coming please!
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Jump start the starter and see if it cranks over. Don't leave the key in the ignition while jump starting. If it cranks, that's the starter.
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