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Key turns completely tostart pos. with no effect batt. charged wont start in neutral but with key in on position can jump starter acrossed it fires starts and runs for sec or two. have good fuel pressure at fuel rail whats my problem?

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    Starts by jumping solenoid to starter but not turn of key?

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How old is the battery?

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