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My car wont start. It started out that I had to push the clutch further and further in to get the car started. Now it jsut doesn't start at all. Replaced the clutch peddle switch but that only worked for a few days. I am told it may be the starter but I want to be sure its not just some wire I need.

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Switch is pretty much just a push button. You can easily check it by looking at it and making sure it's fully out with the clutch depressed (may be out of adjustment) Or, you can jump across the switch terminals and in neutral, with brake engaged and clutch pressed to the floor, see if the starter engages when you turn the key. (never do this with anyone standing in front of or behind the car, or in a place where you will run into anything if it happens to be in gear. If it starts with switch bypassed, the switch is defective. Otherwise, check the wiring going to and from the switch.

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