2005 E500 cranks and starts. But after starting, the starter keeps cranking. Even if it's already started. Turn it off. Still keeps cranking. My husband disconnected the battery. Now. Itt won't startt

Asked by Feb 13, 2015 at 04:15 AM about the 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car starts but keeps cranking. Turn it off. Still cranking. Got it to stop by disconnecting
the battery now. Nothing. Lights and that stuff work. Good battery. Never had this prob
before. It sounded like a whizzing sound. Pretty friggin scary. Thinking of checking CPS.
Any suggestions???

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Could be a bad starter solenoid, or possibly a faulty ignition switch or starter relay stuck closed. You can test the starter relay by swapping it with another one of similar rating found in the under-hood fuse/relay block.

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