Mercedes Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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This problem sounds as though it is the starter itself, the starter on your A140 is situated in a very awkward position on top of the engine, it is prone to absorb all the heat from the engine.
When hot the circuits fail and that starter will not operate, this would be the case if the car will start ok when cold, but not spin over when hot.
There is a relay which may need changing, but in all the A class Mercedes I have checked, it is always the starter.
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The starter motor is a 4 hour job and so not a cheap option, the starter itself is around £130 but it is the labour cost which pushes the price of the job up. The overheating fuse could be due to the load from the starter / relay, this would confirm the problem.
The relay is around £30 and is located under the carpet on the passenger floor, it may be worth checking this first.
Yes a good quote would be £250, with VAT the price could be higher, yes ask them to take a look at the relay first, try and find a garage who know about the A Class, they are a little different to work on, and getting some one who has experience on them would be good.
There isn't a specific site for that, but if you go to this site CLICK HERE you can find the local garages close to you and the reviews, possibly phone a couple up and sound them out on their knowledge on the A class.
The £130 is an average price, The one from Euro car parts is ok, but they don't cover all areas, so I didn't want to give you a price that was unobtainable.
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Its the starter relay, all details listed on this webpage CLICK HERE but its fair to say that if they have to ask they don't know, and it would be worth finding a garage who do know the vehicle a little better.
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