Mercedes Benz starter problem

Question by Bennie Janssens posted 5 months 2 weeks ago in 2001-2005 (W414)

I have a Mercedes Vaneo 1,6 W414 from 2002. When I turn the key to start, often, but not always, I get a yanking noise from the starter and the engine wont turn. When I try 2,3, or 4 times again it will start normal eventualy. Do I have to replace the starter?, can I do it myself?, can I use the method you describe on this page:( ?