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I have a 10 year old Poulan Rider with 14.5 HP 42 in cut. I had 1 of the 2 wires held in a wire holder behind the starter and the grey colored wire had rubbed thru and blew the fuse. I replaced the wire and rerouted it and the motor ran fine for about 5 minutes then died. What is this wire for and can it be spliced? Would this keep it from running?

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This wire should be for your charging system. shouldnt have anything to do with running.

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