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Wont start when you turn ignition, but it will by jumping starter also,tried running power to the purple wire on the steiring coluom

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What do you mean by jumping starter ?

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Is you battery dead?

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    Keith Heavilin May 27, 2009

    I must appologize, I meant to post that as a clarification question and not my solution.  Sorry about that.  But the question still remains, is the battery dead?  I need more information than what you gave me in order to be able to help you out.

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