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post #1 of 3 Old 04-16-2011, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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car wont start need help

i recently put a new motor in my car and i cant get it to turn over, there is no power to the starter wire on the solenoid but power on all the other points on the solenoid. i replaced the solenoid and the starter, starter wire, ignition. i also tried jumping the solenoid and that didn't work. the car is a 1988 ford mustang 5.0 with a 5 speed the clutch safety switch is also disconnected.

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Do a search here and find the starting circuit diagram for your year.Take your time and start tracing your wiring its probably something simple that was overlooked.

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I am not 100% sure about this but I thought the clutch safety switch needed to have a jumper if its not plugged in or the car wouldn't start. When it is plugged in the clutch needs to be depressed in order to start the car. without it being plugged in don't you need some sort of jumper wire in place?

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