1994 Ford Escort Starting when clutch depressed

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 125,000 MILES
Yesterday, when I pushed my clutch in all the way, my starter cranked without me turning my key. If the key was "on" the engine would start, but would only crank in "off", and wouldn't even crank when key out of ignition. When driving, the starter would turn on and grind only when the clutch was fully depressed. Today, the car won't start. Plenty of battery, no crank, nothing. The only thing different is that I notice a "fuel cutoff" light that is normally lit at startup, is NOT lit. HISTORY: Normally at startup there is a few second hesitation between turning the key and electrical ignition. I replaced the clutch safety switch, no change. Where do I go from here?
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 10:47 PM

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Tiny
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I would say starter solenoid
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