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Date registered: Mar 2014
Vehicle: 1968 280se, 1972 280se 4.5, Land Rover disco II, Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Tiger. +boring Chevy Van
Location: Grass Valley california
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w123 Diesel Intermitent start issue.
I'm trying to help a friend with his 78 w123 diesel. Basically when he goes to start it, the glow plug light glows then turns off, but when you turn the key Nothing happens. No click or noise what so ever. The starter is brand new. My attention was turned to the gear shift lever on the floor. I was wondering if the car still thought it was in drive? I have had this problem before on my Mercedes. I moved the shifter back and forth then the car would start! So it seems that is the problem. My question is what should I look for? A safety switch? Or a loose bushing? (That's what it was on my car). I am not familiar with the w123 so if there is anything I should know first that would be of great help.
all the best John.