1989 Mercedes Benz 560SEL Base 8 Cyl 5.6L
WHY DOES MY CAR NOT GET ANY FIRE WHEN TRYING TO START IT UP, IT WILL NOT TURN OVER .
PUT IN NEW SPARK PLUGS, AND DISTRIBUTOR .
J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR 1/5/2011
Generally if you hear a whirring from the engine compartment, or a repeated clicking, this means the starter solenoid (a mechanical switch that engages the starter) is still functioning but there is not enough battery current to going to the starter. This is a good sign because you know your solenoid isn't the problem.