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Truck will not start with the key ignition

My tuck will not start with the key ignition but it will when i jump the starter i was told that there can be a short in the igniton but i just dont know what the problem is. it is a 1998 dodge dakota sport 4x4 and i also changed the starter i thought that could be the problem but was not if you could help it would be great thanks.

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  • hurst_jamie6 Apr 16, 2009

    yes i did. the starter gives a half a crank and then it seems like it loses power and then will do it again but will not give the full crank to start

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