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Starter does nothing when the key is in the "start position". Yesturday just simply turning the key a couple times was setting the factory alarm off. I by passed it and still nothing. Thinking it was the clutch switch I pulled it and crossed the two wires, and got nothing. The relay or something in the fuse panal does make the clicking noise, so i'm guessing it is ok. The starter was checked on a bench, Local advanced auto checked it for me. I had a hunch it was ok, didn't want to waste 120.00 on a new one. I tested to see if power was getting to the red clip-on terminal with a test light. It lit up once i turned the key to "start". I would like to lunch this car off of something.....Could it be the ignition even though there is power at the starter? Battery is good, connections have been on and off once and re-tightened. Also it will run if push started........

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It can be a earth conection from battery to gearbox, or ur starter is not tested corectly

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