Date registered: Apr 2012
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Problem with new 76' 300d.....
Just bought this nice 300d year 1976' ... Auto trans.
Started 3 times... left overnight and had slugish start ... drove to gas station to get more diesel... wouldnt start. Would slightly turn over but no fire.
as trying to turn it over and over... proceeded to make no noise at all. completely dead.... got my friend to give me a jump start and it fired right up. Drove it 30 mins... power was going... lights dimmed, wiper blades got slower (over about 15mins) til finally power went completely... engine was still running just no power steering or brakes etc.
Decided to get it towed back to home(100 miles).
Im thinking its the alternator, any thoughts? Im new to both mercedes and diesel engines....
Wondering if I should jump it again and take it to an auto store to run diagnostics on electrical stuff but idk if I should risk taking it... although once fired up it runs great....