98 Contour with starter with wire malfunction

Tiny
SOULTRANE
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  • 1998 FORD CONTOUR
  • AUTOMATIC
Is there a way I can get the car started so I can take it to a shop without the key because the starter is messing up.
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 2:11 AM

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Tiny
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Please tell more!(Can never install too much detail!)

What specifically is it doing?

Is this the reason for the "SHOP TRIP"?

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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Im not fully sure what is wrong with it im buying this car from this guy and he says its an ignition wire. So is there a way I can start the car without turning the key on the ignition?
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 8:50 AM
Tiny
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Link below

Verify info under "MY VEHICLE" in link (top of page) or correct me so I can plug in the correct info

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Starter-Remy-New_3180004-P_123_R%7CGRPSTRTAMS_538999784___

I do understand starting systems--I just need Specific info to understand yours

It is a challenge dealing with people---and I can make things work!!!!......BUT, without ACCURATE INFO FROM YOU, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME!!!!!!

1) Are you just wanting it to turn over---or do you want to fire it up and drive it?

2) is this an accurate representation of the back of the starter and solenoid in the link I sent?????

3) If you want to drive it, must the key be turned ON, to steer it????

4) You say owner says its an "IGNITION PROBLEM"---Does he mean its a starter problem, or does he mean it will turn over---just not "RUN"....or it will not even turn over????

5) Tell me sorta how the wires connect to the SOLENOID on top of the starter (3 terminals I can see in the Link, how big are they, Where the travel to, [that you can EZily see])---knowing this info, we can make it turn over, but not start and remain running

6) If you think this is getting too complicated for you NOW---wait till I start telling you how to cheat it!!!

7) The reason I ask so many questions is---along the way of answering your question, I am gathering info, just in case this may be a EZier task, if we just try to actually figger out whats really wrong with it, thus maybe, I CAN PRESENT YOU WITH A REALLY EZ FIX if I can

OK

YOUR TURN

THE MORE INFO THE BETTER

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 2:21 PM

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