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On the starter there will be two connections. The smaller gauge wire (s terminal - blk/wht) will run from the starter to the neutral safety switch ( A/T only - right side of transmission) and then to the ignition switch. The larger gauge wire runs directly to the battery. On a M/T the wire runs straight to the ignition switch. The larger gauge wire will ...


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Since the starter picked up speed as you cranked, I would suspect bad connections from the battery down to the starter. I have seen this before and simply disconnecting the large cable from the battery to the starter and cleaning the terminals with wire wool and reconnecting them totally changed the speed of the starter. Also clean the battery connectors, ...


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Glow plugs are not necessarily the problem. You said the engine turned over slowly. If turning was exceedingly slow then the battery would be more likely, not enough juice for the engine to gain momentum. If the engine turns over normally but just won't start, and when it does the start is "dirty", then the glow plugs are very likely. They aren't difficult ...



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