A200 turbo starter wouldn't stop spinning then smoke!

alex300ce

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Hi
Just had a problem where my a200 turbo 2005 engine was switched off but for some reason the starter carried on spinning?? Not engaging, but just the motor spinning.
Could seam to get it to stop, then after 4-5 min it slowed down and then lots of burning plastic smoke came from the starter area!
The battery was then completely dead but slowly regained power after a few min. Now has power but just a click click click noise from the starter. Tried to jump but still the same.
Any ideas whilst we are sitting on the side of road waiting for rac?!
Thanks in advance!!
 

Dieselman

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At a guess either the ignition switch or starter solenoid are U/s.
 
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alex300ce

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Thanks, think it's got to be the starter, if it was ignition switch would it be trying to start all the time?
 

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if its anything like the old A Class, fitting a new starter is very time consuming
 

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