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Soemtimes a cable may look ok from the outside, but under the plastic skin of the wire there may be some corrosion or an actual break in the wire itself. It is possible to remove the cable and check the continuity of the wire with a voltmeter. If you dont want to go through the trouble, just buy a new one and see if that does the trick. Also, consider checking the ignition and starter solenoids themselves. Check for loose connections too.

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Q: What would cause power to be interrupted between ignition and starter solenoid?
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