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72' 250C Starter Removal Help Needed

Hi there.

I was hoping someone where might help me. I think the starter went out on my 72' 250C yesterday.

When I try to start the car I just get a ticking / flapping type sound. Battery is good etc.

Before replacing the starter I wonder if there is anything else it could be? Relay etc?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Charles.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 10:31 AM
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Remove starter, disassemble, clean, if brushes are worn replace,
They respond like new with a cleaning.
The brush material gets all over the area and causes elect. leakage.
I've done a few like this with good cheap results.
Well built starters.

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Thanks for your reply. That's some real DIY! I purchased a rebuilt starter already. I am having problems figuring out how to get the starter out though. The bottom bolt seems simple enough when accessed from below but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the top bolt off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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An extension with a universal.
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Same potential problem with my 72 250C

I have a similar problem with my 250C. What do you mean by universal?
Like the previous post mentioned; the one bolt looks doable, but not
the other one.

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An extension and universal it is!

Thanks I will give it a try this weekend.

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There should be a small metal cover on the right side of the trans hump under the carpet. If there is, remove the screws and the starter bolt is there.

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I checked on the trans hump and did not find any access panel. That would have been nice. Thanks for the tip though.

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It was indeed a job for the extensions and universal! It's a 10mm Allen. It's not an easy job at all. Thanks so much for all the help.

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