I have recently been given a MB for the tidy sum of $0.
It's a '77 280E (123 Chassis)
Yes I'm stoked. Can't wait to drive it .
I've been poking around under the bonnet for a few days now. Boy am I
impressed by the degree of engineering on these things!
How ahead of there time are they !
Ok the car has been sitting untouched for about 9 months.
I've replaced the battery.( It was dead ) The starter motor does not want to
respond when Turning the ignition key over to start.
The motor turns over fine Manually (with a ratchet on the front of the
engine).So it's not ceased or anything.I Managed to loosen the starter up a
by tapping the Body and the solenoid.
I now have made a bit of progress and I'm actually hearing a faint Click
every now and then.
I've cleaned the battery terminals and also the ground from the battery to
Is there an earth strap going from the Engine block to the Chassis anywhere?
My main questions is how to go about pulling the Starter motor.
The lower bolt is hard to access via socket or open wrench and ring
The upper bolt looks to be an allen/Hex key?
Do I need any special tools at all.
Also I can't access the Connectors on the soleniod.
Do I have to remove the rear exhuast manifold and heat shield?
Thanks for any help.