Why does the starter run on without the engine catching on the first try? on 1998 Mercedes-Benz E320

On first try starting the car the starter motor runs on without the engine catching. When I turn it off the engine catches normally on the second try with very little starter motor action.

by in Potwin, KS on May 31, 2013
1 answer
ANSWER by on May 31, 2013
POSS BAD STARTER DRIVE INSIDE STARTER