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I have an 87 Mercedes 560SL that needed a starter (as I was…

I have an 87...

I have an 87 Mercedes 560SL that needed a starter (as I was told) because of the car's inability to hold a charge. Now the shop said charge for the starter work is $1000

Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?

Just click...2 other times it was in they couldn't find cause of draw

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 560SL yourself? What have you tried so far?

No it is at a place in Delray Beach FL German Auto World

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

We spent $5k recently to fix air conditioner and they could not fix the antenna

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I was told cost on the phone and was ready to pick it up. My wife and are getting the car before she goes to airport, hence I need to do the phone I believe you have my #(###) ###-####
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

I show the cost of the starter around $200 ( after market but could be as high as $400 from a dealer) and 3.4 hours labor to replace it.If they added in diagnosis of an hour this should have cost around $700 to $800 max with an after market starter or around $1000 with a factory starter replacement.

Are you needing to jump start the vehicle every time you start it?

Let me know, thanks, Pete.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do u have my phone # ? I need to use the phone now, due to very limited time. Yes needs jump every time. Had it in that shop 3x
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Here is the labor cost I show for starter replacement:

Labor Information Standard

Replace

Starter, R&R Or Renew 3.4 hours.

Here is a link to a web site that sells the Bosch replacment starter for under $200

https://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/MC/6313-07100523.html?utm_content=MC&utm_term=1986-1987+Mercedes+560SL+Starter+Bosch+SR59X+86-87+Mercedes+Starter&fp=pp&gbm=a&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ff&utm_campaign=PartsGeek+Google+Base&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-aTFssvf2AIVUWB-Ch1FaQjNEAQYASABEgIykPD_BwE&ad=47433948732

Thanks Pete

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