Starter turns, but flywheel won't engage
I'm working on getting my carputer to start/stop my engine. I'm using an arduino to do the job, but that's not important.
I've never installed a remote start system before so I'm probably missing something. I've just been reverse engineering this thing. I used a multimeter to check what all the ignition wires were doing at every stage of the key turn. To get around the immobilizer, I zip-tied a key to it.
What I'm at now is: the starter will spin, but the engine never starts. Putting a key in the ignition doesn't fix this. If I put the key in, and turn it past position 2, but not far enough to give the starter power and then I use the arduino, the arduino starts it just fine.
There is a black tube coming out of the ignition which looks like it could have some kind of pull cord in it. I really think that's what's stopping me. If it is, then what the heck to I do? Any other ideas?