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Ignition problem,not enough power a short somewhere also would like to know what is the wiring diagram for the ignition the fuel pump relay wire grounded on the frame and it causes a short somewhere,the fuel pump just does not wind up like it is suppose to causes it to not crank all fuses and relays are good

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