Sounds Like the starter is fried . Sometimes they get stuck ' Bendix drive ' in the flywheel .
Try to turn the motor over by hand to free it , Flywheel , Crank Pulley whatever.
Motor should turn over one direction or the other . jerk the
If the Motor is free and you cant jump it to test then jerk the starter and ground test it .
I may need some spoon feeding here.
I did attempt to put the car in gear and let it roll a little down the slight hill it's parked on to try and jerk the motor. I don't know if I did a good enough job to really jerk it off, but I did my best at the moment.
The m130 in a w114 doesn't have a lot of room behind the radiator to reach the front of the crank. So I went with the above approach.
Here's what I'm not sure if understand:
"If the Motor is free and you cant jump it to test then jerk the starter and ground test it ."
I guess I'm not sure how to jerk the starter. Can you explain to me how I can jerk it?
(Although I tried to be funny in my words, all my statements/questions are totally serious.)
Thank you for your help!
I just put the car in reverse and rolled the car several feet down the driveway. Pushing it back up in neutral was quite a chore. No difference in the car's behavior.
I verified that it makes the louder static noise when trying to start in neutral and doesn't in drive. No video this time, as I'm sure you can understand. My guess is that the extra amps/voltage being sent to the battery causes more radio interference, this the louder static when turning the key to the start position. So, if there's truly nothing between the battery and starter other than the ignition switch, then it must be a fried starter.