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Just got a 2004 E320 and it has a strange quirk. I turn the key to the start position and there is a 2 second delay before the starter engages. Sometimes it will not crank at all and I have to take the key out and re-insert. The battery is fine and the key fob battery seems fine as well. Any guesses? Nothing to trigger a check engine light.

Would the immobolizer be throwing a code that wouldn't show on the dash?
When it won't crank I have messed with the gear selector to see if its the neutral safety but that does not seem to be the culprit.
Starter solenoid?
 

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if you havent done this already I suggest you change the key fob battery and clean both ends of the contacts. Another long shot is the aux battery, I hear strange things happen in the electrical system when it goes, you may want to check it, its under the cover in the corner (pass side) by the cabin filter
 
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