Re: Bad starter?
First things first check your starter solenoid on the passenger fender. Turn the key to the run position and using a multimeter or test light have someone turn the key to the start position and see if you get power on the starter side of the relay. If you do then you may have a bad starter or if you are lucky the wire might be loose connected to the starter and by your description of it sparking it may very well be just that. Where are you from as I am also in northeast PA?
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