Car starters from Mercedes-Benz can come either remanufactured or new. They get called everything from self-starters and starter motors to cranking motors. Whether you're driving a car or an SUV, how a starter works is the same. It uses a starter relay and dedicated starter motor to "crank" (start) the vehicle's engine. Remote starters do the same job without turning a key. You simply press a button on a smart key fob.
When the starter in your Mercedes-Benz model won't turn at all, though -- or, at least, it won't crank dependably -- it's usually because it's going out. That is, if one or more starter parts haven't gone bad already. Luckily, the causes of starter failure - damaged parts, terminal corrosion, and loose wires -- are highly recognizable. Starter issues are, too. They include being unable to start (even if your dash lights and displays are lit), only being able to start in certain drive modes or gears, failed jump-starts, and a smoking or oil-covered starter. In any such cases, do a careful inspection to figure out the exact problem.
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If you're wondering how much one is, generally, they run as little as a couple hundred dollars for the do-it-yourselfer. Otherwise, they run upwards of 600 dollars to around 1000 -- that is, if a service technician takes care of the job of replacement for you.
Either way, an OEM starter will be your best choice. Mercedes-Benz will have designed it to work specifically with the car or SUV model you drive, after all. Our auto parts store has a huge catalog you can order from, and you can buy right here on the Web. Just be sure to browse by both model and model year to get the correct fit. We'll ship ASAP, right to your address.