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My 1983 1.9 L diesel vanagon will not start using key. The

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My 1983 1.9 L diesel vanagon will not start using key. The starter is new with gear reduction.. it turns over quickly and battery is strong. When I push start it, it fires up easily. I put a new fuel solenoid. I also independently activate fuel solenoid with another fully charged battery independantly holding fuel solenoid open. I have been trying to correct this for over a month.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
My apologies for the delay, thank you for your patience.
If you activate the solenoid and try starting with the key, does the engine start?