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    I have a 1996 780SL. It will trun over with out the plugs in, but not when they are in, starter just makes a high pitched noise. I am assuming I need a new starter. Any one know where the best plact to pick one up is and how hard they are to replace?

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    Ekmols


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    Check battery voltage while cranking, using a multi-meter. Should be over 10.6 volts while cranking. If not, replace battery.

    Check cable connections at starter motor, and at solenoid and battery. Remove and clean them all.

    Report back.

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    the battery, solenoid and cable conections all check out OK. Same results, turns over with no plugs, but jsut a high pichted scream when plugs are in.

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    What is the battery voltage when cranking without spark plugs installed?

    Cranking voltage with plugs installed?

    If both measurements are over 10.6 volts, my guess is that the flywheel may be missing some teeth, or the Bendix gear is failing. Both problems require you to remove the flywheel cover and inspect.

    It could be the starter motor, but somehow I don't think so.

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    I am just a novice mechanic at best, with limited tools, should I be looking for assistance to remove a flyweel or is it pretty basic stuff.

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