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I have a 89 Chevrolet Chyenne pick-up and all of a sudden it would not crank with the key. I pulled the starter its good, for temporary use I installed a push button starter switch and with the key on it starts. I don't know if there is an ignition relay or some other problem I should look for. Please help!

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You need to see if there is power coming out of the ignition switch, and if it is getting to the trigger wire on the starter. Also check the neutral safety switch or if stickshift, the clutch switch.

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