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I have a 93 F-350 and after I changed the starter solenoid and try to connect the neg. battery cable the truck tries to start with the key out of the ignition. any ideas of what it could be?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: New starter does not work
The spring on the starter motor helix is either stuck or broke, or the starter gear is jammed in the flywheel gear.
Take the cover off the starter motor and you can see the flywheel, starter gear, spring and helix shaft.
If its just stuck, free it up and spray some WD40 in there.
If the gear was jammed into the flywheel teeth then check for damage and wear. They are made from quite a soft metal and burrs can easily be filed and removed.
The "clunk" you are hearing is probably the starter solinoid. If you think its a more mechanical sound than that, it could be the starter taking up slack against a jammed gear.
If the engine runs file on a pull start, its unlikely to be a jammed gear/flywheel and more likely the spring is broke or the gear is stuck at the base of the helix.
If its none of those things and the clunk is the solinoid, then you will have to check to see if 12v is getting to the starter motor. If so, it might actually be the motor.
So, in order of likelyhood/checking:
1) spring stuck or broke
2) Gear jammed on helix
3) solonoid <-> motor electrics
4) gear jammed on flywheel
Its a good idea to keep in working - very sensible.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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