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Have to wiggle yellow wire by starter to start 2006 dodge diesel

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Its probably loose either from the battery end or to the post itself... disconnect battery post locate starter ensure all connections are tight if not tighten if they are you may have corrosion or a cracked terminal head on the starter end of the wire

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