R107 1983 Starting Problems

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by andydent, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. andydent

    andydent New Member

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    R107 SL500
    I have an R107 SL500 that has been running fine until refently. Now when I come to crank the car I get a click then the entire dash dies.
    If I remove the battery after a couple of tries I get the ignition back and can hear the fuel pump. Try to crank, clunk, no power. I am guessing there is a relay or something? Can anyone point me in the correct direction.
     
  2. ivan1983

    ivan1983 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    R129 500SL, W140 S500L, R170 230K, 530i Touring, ZZR 600 W126 380SEL now gone :-(
    Been a while since I have played around with this vintage but I would suggested looking into your OVP relay if nobody has any better ideas
     
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    andydent

    andydent New Member

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    OK so I have now changed the battery (existing was less than a year old) but yes it proved to be faulty. So now I have a engine that will crank and missfire - run for a few seconds - then die. Ho hum - more work needed.
     
  4. inthegarage

    inthegarage New Member

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    Loose battery connection on the earth to chassis or positive to starter?
     
  5. paulnw

    paulnw New Member

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    The relay on my 2003 c180 komp was in the boot. Hidden behind the medical kit panel.
     

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