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The starter motor does not have power to the ignition side when it is cold.I live in Michigan.The positive post has power.

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  • scor440 Jan 22, 2009

    It was the neutral safety switch

  • scor440 Jan 22, 2009

    It was the neutral safety switch

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I'd heat it up with a blow torch if I had to but:
Your starter is probably going bad! You can try smacking it with a hammer, believe it or not, which might get you going. I've seen this done!
The starter probably developed a moisture problem and is shorting out when cold and I heard this is a really cold year for you all up there!
Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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