My 1977 450SL starter became intermittent. I removed it and found the
starter to be in excellent condition, however, the solenoid does not
always conplete the circuit to the starter motor.
Any Ideas as to where I might find a new solenoid? Complete starters
seem readily available, both rebuilt, new and used. However, I cannot
find a solenoid.
I would also like to replace the motor brushes even though they are
not yet totally worn out. As long as I have the starter out it would
be foolish not to replace them because they are about eighty percent
consumed. The commutator looks good.
One set of brushes is an integral part of the field coil assembly with
no apparent method for replacement. Any Ideas on that? I would guess
that one could cut the wire and solder a new brush onto it.
Thanks for any help.