Sometimes car is fine then sometimes when you try to start the car the starter wont stop even if you take the keys out of the ignition, only way to make it stop is to disconect the battery. i changed the selonoid and it did nothing
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Re: starter stays enguaged
The problem you are encountering is the starter it self. Sometimes the starter will hang up due to age, corrosion, etc. The solenoid you replaced was new? I had the same problem with my 66 Mustang and whacked the starter to clear it up and has been working great since. Hope this helps;
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first ensure good baytery and connections both at battery and connecting points . check all fuses associated with starting and security ignition etc... check dash lights in run position if on proceed if off look into that first. check to see if the security light comes on for a few seconds and goes off. if it does then proceed to start/ if security light stays on or flases continiously then look into security issue. if when key is in crank over or start position listen to hear if you can hear starter relay/ solinoid on starter try to enguage if not trying to start check neutril safety and or clutch swich is working etc if all this is checking out ok use test light and see if when in start position there is power at solonoid wire( the small wire on starter by itself) if not try jumping power to it bu make sure in park and or neutril position or car may leave you if starts not a funny seen!! good luck!!
Generally speaking, if the starter was dead it would not jump start.
Sounds like the key switch or the neutral safety switch.
You would need to know if the starter has power when the key is in the start position.
You said you replaced the battery cables, how come? Problems getting car started? might be a bad starter, not cables... if battery is good, cables are new, may be starter solenoid malfunction... the solenoid tells the starter gear to engage the flywheel, then release the flywheel once the engine rotates fast enough (assuming you let go of the key once engine gets going :)... or you could even have a worn ignition switch or faulty wire behind the switch (not so likely)
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you havent said if the started sticks and wont enguage or it enguages and sticks enguaged once started. In either case it sounds like your starter is going to need to be replaced but check two things... make sure your battery voltage is good and check the teeth on the flywheel to nake sure they are in good condition. You nay also have to shim the starter in sme cases to achive the correct clearance. Good luck!
there is a solinoid that enguages the starter it is stuck tap the round cylinder that is atached to the top of the starter it should disenguage the solinoid if not try to hit it harder. dont beat it up though. it also may need a new starter.