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Old 07-05-2005, 03:59 PM
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HELP!!! Engine runs without key????

I finnaly got the car started and hear the fuel pump making noise that seems to loud!! The car starts and can take key out and disconnect battery and still runs. The only way to turn off is brake pedal shuts car down. Can a bad alternator or some other part make this happen. Even with the key not in I wiggle the + battery wire and the cars dash lights up. Can this be a voltage regulator problem. Need advice on where to start thanks.

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Old 07-05-2005, 05:33 PM
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:33 PM
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Diesel or Gasser?
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:21 PM
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It is a gasser, I just bought it so I limited knowledge other than + cable for battery lead seems to be tripping when moved. I don't know where to start thanks in advance.
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Well. we are Zeroing in on it now .....
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for your help, I figured it out on my own. The wiring bundle cut into the fire wall edge and shorted out a group of wires. Will recut soder and shrink. Thank god that a fire did not come out of this. My second day of ownership and she is going to be one happy car.
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:31 PM
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was it even a MB?
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was it even a MB?

We may never know now .. it's fixed...

At least we know it wasn't a diesel... and with nothing more than the complaint to go by, it could have very well been one..

Not as bad as the one yesterday that wanted a Schematic with no info !!!!!
Should have posted a full 10 page one from from a late model with all the fixin's...
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:06 PM
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Still not sure it wasn't a diesel even though gasser was replied. Most of the poster's prior threads involved a diesel, one was about a 300TE.
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Still not sure it wasn't a diesel even though gasser was replied. Most of the poster's prior threads involved a diesel, one was about a 300TE.
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I hear ya ... it's a shame when we have to go to a guys past posts or profile and do a Columbo Research to get the model/yr info so we can help fix his car...

.. but , what's a Mother to do???
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:58 PM
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I hear ya ... it's a shame when we have to go to a guys past posts or profile and do a Columbo Research to get the model/yr info so we can help fix his car...

.. but , what's a Mother to do???
Fix his car? He has a keyless-go system and didn't even know it!
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