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Will not Start

I have replaced the ignition and had the starter tested. The start will still not engage.

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I had the the same problem on my 83 s15 pull your bell housing and check your flywheel mine was broken around the bolts so you could hear the starter engage but the motor wouldnt turn over, they have a heavy duty tranny but they put a cheap flywheel in.

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Is this automatic or manual transmission? if automatic try in neutral but if manual try to locate the clucth switch and bypass switch if start with switch bypassed replace switch, and please always add engine size and if manual or automatic transmission this will help to answer the closes we can

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