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Priority Action Part Type Cause
1 Inspect Battery Battery Discharged or Faulty.
2 Inspect Battery Cable Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable.
3 Inspect Distributor Cap Distributor Cap Cracked or Burned.
3 Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter.
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8 Inspect Starter Starter Motor Faulty.
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11 Inspect Fuel Pump Relay Faulty Fuel Pump Relay.
12 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator.
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14 Inspect Starter Motor Faulty Starter Motor
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10 Inspect Solenoid Switch Faulty Starter Solenoid Switch.
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13 Inspect Ignition Switch Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch.
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18 Inspect Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Empty.
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