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Old 05-07-2002, 04:02 PM
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Post starter/ignition switch short?

Hopefully one of you electrical gurus can help me out. While its not really a hotrod I've got a 76 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 with a 78 chevy L-82, 350hp vette engine in it. Yesterday while 4x4ing I plowed through a big snowdrift. Just as I blew through it my truck stalled. Now the truck will only stay running when the key is cranked to the start position. Of course the starter is still grinding too. As soon as I let the ignition spring back to the "run" position the truck quits. Its like my ignition run position and ignition starter position are shorted. Any ideas out there? It happened after I jarred the truck but I don't know if thats an issue.

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