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Ignition problems I have a C240 wich had a oil leak, but got that sorted and replaced the fan belt, then the car was not starting on first ignition, garage said it might be spark plugs so had them replaced today, they tested it and it seemed fine but have now figured out if you leave the key in and restart it ok but if you take key out then put it in again the car does not ignite first time. Has anyone got any ideas????

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Sounds like the ignition switch. Do you keep a lot of keys on the keychain that holds the car key? this might be part of the problem.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you, i took keys off and it started first time but still a bit slow to what it was, it's a bit loose, can i fix it myself?"

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  • JIMMY May 01, 2010

    Any other car I would tell you to take a stab at it . A *C* class give it to a repair shop this job is a pain.

  • marie_e_murr May 15, 2010

    Hi, It turned out it was not anything to do with the ignition switch,it was the gauze filter in the fuel pump. Replaced it and car starts great. Hope this help others with ignition problems

  • JIMMY May 16, 2010

    Thanks I never would have figured this one based on your write up.

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