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Newbie owner.

I just replaced the battery and put in a Bosch 49-850. Since then, every once in a while the car will not start. When this happens, I partially turn the key and all of typical dash lights come on, I wait for the glow plug light to turn off and turn the key completely... Nothing. The engine doesn't begin to turn over. I take the key out and try again, voila! It fires right up. It seems to happen every 4th or 5th time.

I'm mechanically (at least I think so) but I'm new to car repair.

Thanks in advance.

-Don
1984 300 TD
Los Angeles
 

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Can I tap the starter to get it going? I've done this in the past with other cars before uli changed it. Thanks, Don
 

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I remember seeing a thread on how to rebuild one of these starters. It didn't seem too bad of a job. Again I must apply my w123 parts motto: "Its not like the part forgot how to do its job, it probably just needs some TLC and will once again be a working part." Especially considering many of us cant sell our vehicles for top dollar so investing twice the vehicles total value may not be best for many.
 
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