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Old 11-06-2008, 06:21 PM
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As far as the chewed wires go... there is a neutral safety switch, which will not allow the car to be started unless the shifter is in neutral or park, so AFAIK that wire needs to be intact. Also, the vacuum controlled by the key just either shuts off the car or allows it to run, it doesn't send the signal to the starter solenoid to engage and start turning, so there should be a signal wire from the ignition, which would probably get +12v when turned to the start position, that wire also needs to be intact. Lastly, there is the glow plug relay wire. This wire wouldn't stop the starter from engaging, but it would make starting the thing up pretty difficult in the Poconos in fall/winter. Get those 3 together and hopefully your car will start right up.
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