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Replaced starter solenoid switch and it still wont crank

Replaced starter solenoid switch and the only way it cranks up if i try to jump it off and place positive cable on the solenoid

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Sounds like a bad relay, or ignition switch. If you are not getting power to the solenoid when you turn the key, check for power at the relay. If you get power in, and none out, replace the relay and see what happens. If not, you most likely need a switch, or possibly a bad fuse.

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This may be a ignition switch see if the little wire going to the solenoid gets power when ignition switch is tried

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1. try to jump start at battery terminals
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