Q: I have a no crank, no start situation.

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When I turn the key, I get the clunk sound as the gear is being pushed to the flywheel, however the starter doesn't spin. When I bypass the ignition switch and jump the starter contacts, I get the starter spinning but the gear does not push to contact the flywheel. Is this a faulty ignition switch? That is all that I can see, as all components are wired correctly by means of utilizing alldata.com

My car has 147826 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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