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Activating starter The only way my starter will engage is by jumping it at the starter .I suspect the starter swict/pushrod/etc.This is on a 1990 c1500 chevy pick up

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The starter solenoid is on finder well by the battery. have had to change a few. my son bought two that didnt work told him to try a upgrade and it started right up.dood luk claymister oh yea,

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If it engages by jumping power to solenoid wire then starter is good. you have a problem with ign switch or nuetral safety switch.

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sounds like it.

Verify battery voltage should be approx 12.30V + give or take a few tenths with the engine off
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I would verify these voltages as it takes a lot of juice to turn over a starter and start a motor. I have seen batterys look fine but can't supply a voltage. I assume you have tried jumping your vehicle as well with the donor car running about 2k rpm? If the vehicle starts like this it is most likely a battery issue and not a starter.

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