Date registered: May 2012
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1991 190E 2.6 - engine dies after releasing ignition key
Last night, my benz traveled about 15 feet then the engine just died. I tried to start it again, it cranks and it seems it likes to start but when I let go the key, the engine dies. I have full tank of gas and no indication of any kind of faults or errors before this.
If I start the car and don't let go the key; eg, just keep it in the start position, the engine starts and don't die and I can even maitain rpm but of course I don't want to do that for too long.
So what gives? Is it the ignition key, starter relay, solenoid, starter?
Any suggestion is much appreciated.