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I got no signal to the starter, but i can push start it ok, igntion switch and clutch switch check out ok anyone know of any common problems?

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On the starter make sure wires tite and wire on bottom comes off if not got good plug on the end .my z did same thing.

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I would say you don't have a good battery connection so I would say take the negative cable loose first then take the positive cable loose.Take some 100-150 grit sandpaper and clean off both the battery terminals and both cable ends as well and hook the positive cable up first then hook up the negative cable next that should solve your problem.

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That code 43 is: "starter signal". The diagnosis is: "No 'STA' signal to the ECM until engine speed reaches 800 rpm with the vehicle not moving."

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- The starter motor itself is common to fail.
- Starter motor control wire could have bad connection.
- Cars with an automatic transmission have a Neutral Safety Switch that allows the starter to be operated only when the transmission is in "Park" or "Neutral" position. When this switch isn't functioning properly, or for example, when the shifter is not fully engaged in "Park" or "Neutral" position, the starter also won't crank.
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