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I have a 1974 ford tractor, just put a new starter switch and starter can not get it to start shows i have power but starter does not turn on

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Jump the starter. Power to the starter from the battery to the small post on the solenoid. If it cranks, check or just replace the wire that goes from the start poaition on the switch to the solenoid. this should take care of your problem. Let me know. Randy

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