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Old 09-11-2009, 08:13 PM
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Well, if you can rotate the engine by hand, that should give you an indication of it's health. Otherwise, you may be able to push start it, not an easy thing. If the seller is willing to have a new starter installed, just to prove the thing starts, tell him to add that to the asking price. Honestly, how can you possibly expect to sell a vehicle otherwise?
You can bypass the neutral start switch by jumping two of the screws located under a black box just in front of the battery. The problem with that is, if the starter is bad, it still won't start, but will try. So you need to find out just why it won't start, there are a few things to check, glow plugs are another.
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