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Motor wont start

Its a pontiac sunfire 1998 and put new motor in and it wont crank then when i jump it from the starter it cranks then shut the key of it still runs but when turn key on the lights come on on the dash took wires off the startewr and the lights on the dash still come on

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You have crossed the ignition wire some place up top before the starter! look close at the configuration up top and be sure start is grounded to block!good luck

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