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Hi i have a 97 wrangler stick will not crank by key but if i cross mean power to small wire at starter starts run fin bypassed wire at clucht peddle nothing do not seem to be getting power to the small wire at starter need help over looking something

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Checked the switch on the clutch pedal and the starter relay??

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