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Question 1987 280GE Ignition switch

Hello, recently I received a 1987 280GE. I've had the truck worked on and just replaced the exhaust and it runs great. However, recently I have had a problem with the truck shutting off as if someone was hitting a kill switch. I believe this problem is coming from the ignition coil or ignition switch. Has anyone ever had this problem before and does anyone know the best place to get these parts?

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Also, just to elaborate a little further on the problem, when the car does shut off, if I hold it in the "crank" position or hold the started on, the truck will continue to run. Any ideas?
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Be sure to check the ground strap from the engine to the frame. You could have a bad ground from the engine to the frame. Rust can do this too. For parts you can check with Steve or Sean at Eurotruck Importers, Your source for Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicles and spare parts!. They are located in the U.S.
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