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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:25 AM
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110 Won't Start

I have an '86 110 (300tdi) that I'm having trouble getting to start. Used to start up fine first try. Let it sit a couple of weeks and was really slow to turn over first time - then only start half the time (after slow start), now just won't turn over at all.

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1. It started after I noticed a rear blinker/brake issue only when braking. Also only an issue some of the time. Do I have a short?

2. Would only start in neutral or after shifting gears. Neutral safety switch issue?

3. I put the battery on a charger and it seems fine and still having the same issue. Starter?

I have searched threads, but each situation is a little different and I am not technical enough to know where to start. Any advice on what you would try first would be very appreciated.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:45 AM
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1. Only someone laying hands can determine if you have a short, but more than likely this is a lighting ground issue, not a short.

2. This vehicle does not have a neutral safety switch.

3. If the battery is good, the issue could be the main ground cable or the starter itself.
If it's the starter, we have both 2.2KW and 3.1 KW models available.
The 3.1 KW is a little more costly, bit will spin the engine much faster than the original 2.2 KW unit.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:45 AM
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I would follow the steps outlined in this video. After reading your post, it sounds like a bad battery or ground but without proper testing...

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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:52 AM
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A battery can also take a charge but when amps are needed it is dead. Usually called a flat battery.

I'd see if it will start with a jump easily. Then get it to a autozone or similar and have the battery tested. If it passes check the engine/batt grounds and positive connections on the starter and alt.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 12:46 PM
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Thank you all for the feedback. I will start with the battery and go from there.
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