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Hi. It's raining and MT - 03 starts normally. After 200 meters it starts doing those vacuums like the ignition Is not happening and then the engine stops/cuts off. By the way I have a brand new battery. So I try to open it on second gear while still having speed but nothing. I go home I bring my red key, I try it and the engine starts again normally!!! I wait a little bit.. I hop on my bike, put the first gear and as I'm about to leave it stops working again. Never started with any of the keys.

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Seems like a motorcycle question. Posted in wrong section, but my guess is bad ignition switch.

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I Have A Seville 1990, When That Happen To Me I Got The Inginion
Replaced Problem Solved. What Is Happening Is Your Key Has A Chip And That Chip Is A Resister And When The Valve Is Not Sented To The Computer It Disengages the Fuel Pump And Than Tells You To Wait. Soon All That Will Happen Is You Will Get The Wait 3 Mins And It Will Never Start, A Good Locksmith Can Take Care Of This For You And That Will Save You Some Money. Cause If You Go To The Dealer Ouch They Will Hit You Up. But I Asure This Is How It Will Happen Cause It Is How It Happen To Me
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SOURCE: nothing happens when you turn the key

sounds like you need to check te battery conecttion and make sure they are clean and tight

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SOURCE: 1990 mercedes 300D (diesel)will not shut off

change the switch in the top back of the injector pump ,it has one wire running to it and should be at the back of the pump where the fuel line goes into pump housing

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It could be a defective ignition switch as well (it has a disabling circuit) thinking the vehicle is stolen. The dealer has the equipment to see if is throwing a code for that.

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SOURCE: car wont start. turn key, nothing happens. lights, dash radio all work. No noise at all from trying to start engine. Wait 6 or more hours and it starts like nothing's wrong. It has done this 4 tim

When this happens, move the Gear Selector lever a bit. It has a Neutral Safety switch that may be slightly out of adjustment

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