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Problems starting my car in Park

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Hello guys,

I've a lot of troubles with my car, a 300TE from 1989.
For the last few months my car started stalling when the engine is cold.
Even though I live in the Caribbean and normal tempratures are 30 degrees celsius.

For some reason the car stopped working all together a week ago. Funny thing is that the car still starts when I put it in Neutral. I used to started in my car in Park.

A friend of mine suggested it might be the voltage overload protection relay. I have checked that and found out that one of the two 10Amp fuses on it was broken.

Saturday I changed all the sparks, air filter and replace the broken fuse. The first time I tried to started was a direct success. Normally I would have to keep starting for like 2 seconds, this time it was maybe a 0.1 of a second.

After reving up the engine and running it, I went for a test drive. After 2 corners the car stalled. Started it right away, could get home but that was about it.

Does anybody have any suggestions?
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You mean I have to use the search function of this forum to find the answer for this problem? Or is there a search function in this car I'm not aware of?
Hi Augapfel,

Thanx for you reply.
I'm from Curacao (Netherlands Antilles).
The car is actually from the Japanese market.

I will clean out the slop on the lever. Of course that is not the most important problem for me right now.

where or what is the cold start injector, is that what some people call the ICV?
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