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Starter stays engaged

My 1987 ford ranger xlt 2.9 liter 6 cylinder automatic's starter stays engaged even with key off this is the 2nd time i have replaced this part all relays work what do i do???

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    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    have you replaced the starter relay on the fender?

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The starter relay on the fender is the most common cause of this condition. ,It is on passenger side feder in the engine compartment, it is round and the positive cable of the battery goes to it,

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