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Acts like the solenoid but replaced it and have the same problem

Crossing the terminals at the solenoid starts it every time.
Could this be the key switch?

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    engine wont start with key but will when i jump solinoid. tryn to check all three saftey switches but not sure how?



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