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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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300D Electrical issues

So my car had been having problems starting. It wouldn't start even though the starter would click and the battery was charged. A couple weeks ago the starter wouldn't even click. So it sat for a bit. Yesterday I decided to try start it and it started right up. So I drove it a bit and it was fine. This morning however I started it and I was troubleshooting the vacuum system. So I tested a couple lines then turned the car off hooked up my vacuum tester to another line and then i tried to start the car again and I heard the starter click then another click a bit quieter and now I'm not getting any electrical power what so ever. Does anyone know what could have happened? Oh and its a 1985 300 D turbo.
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Check your ground points first. Physically take them off and wire brush both surfaces before putting them back on.
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Check your battery terminals for tightness & corrosion.

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