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Wiring issue My 1998 jetta 4 cyl, wouldn't turn over at all. I thought it was the starter, but come to find out it is from the ingition wiring to the starter. There is no power getting to the starter. Check the switch under the dash and it is to good. Is there another one or something else that wouldn't let the power go the starter when you have the switch all the way on and the clutch in? Thanks

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It wouldn't be a common problem but it is possible to have the winding of the starter solenoid fail.  It's also possible that the ignition switch doesn't supply voltage directly to the starter solenoid but to a relay that assumes the task since the solenoid can draw a couple of amps and depending on the contacts of an ignition switch to handle that much current isn't a good idea. I have not personally seen the solenoid on a fused circuit but that too is possible.

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