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1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Question: Car starts then dies

 

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ph2ocraft, Campbell, CA, March 09, 2011, 15:30
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As soon as I let go of the ignition key, the engine will die. As long as I keep the key cranked the vehicle will run, any suggestions??

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  • Answer #1

    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, March 09, 2011, 16:32
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    Sounds like the electrical part of your ignition switch is bad. probably a bad terminal or maybe a broken wire, to the ignition position of the switch.

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    British European Motors from BOSCH Service, March 10, 2011, 07:14
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    Ignition switch needs to be inspected fixed or replaced.

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  • Answer #3

    Visitor, March 10, 2011, 07:19

    It wound up being a shorted tachometer.

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