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Just changed diesel engine got ignition lights but engine wont turn over got power 2 starter but wont turn

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  • langdon18 Jun 16, 2009

    no starter at all been told that i need to bypass immobilizer on fuel pump

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    Is your vehicle's transmission an automatic or manual?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Ignition lights come on but does not turn engine over ,tried getting boost ,no difference not a battery power problem



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Try to confirm if the starter functional or not. or manually turn the engine flywheel maybe the engine hard to turn.

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