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I got a new Standard starter Solenoid SS-590 but on the inner box flap it says,,"Do not install if car has computer" so i am puzzled.. also I need how to wire the solenoid which mounts on the firewall... I have a 1983 AMC Eagle wagon with 4.2 L inline 6 and automatic,,, Thanks from a High School buddy of Stephen King

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I dont think your car has the type of cumputer that there talking about

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