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Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D
Location: North Fort Myers, FL
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Pull off your battery cables and clean them and your battery terminals with a wire brush and some Coca-Cola (or off brand Cola) until they are nice and shiny. Put them back together and try to fire the car up. If that doesn't work, see if you can get a jump start or push start (have someone push the car while you are in second gear, when you get up to about 10 MPH, pop the clutch and it should crank assuming its warm)
Sounds like you MAY have a bad cell or 2 in your battery, if you can get it started drive it to an Advance Auto or Autozone, they can test (FOR FREE) your charging system and battery for you and tell you what you need to do.
DO NOT SHUT THE CAR OFF when you get there. Being a diesel it will stay running with a dead battery however, you're going to need it running for them to run the charging system test.
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