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Steering Column Cover and Ignition Cylinder were damaged when someone broke into my 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. I have been able to start by using pliers to pull lever toward me to get starter to turn over. This worked well until a few days ago when it started to be too much strain on old battery. I have replaced battery with new one; Engine will try to turn over, firing occasionally (rarely) but not catch long enough for the engine to run. Now I am starting to be confused on whether I have a carb problem or an ignition problem. In any case, I need to get this running so I have dependable transportation. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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The lever has to be ovver far enough to engage & make the circuit compete!
its a matter of adjustment or replacement!

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