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1984 ford f-150 351 windsor, automatic, starting trouble

Engine cranks fine, but won't start until key is released. Is this a starter solonoid problem, or ignition switch?

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That would be your ignition switch ive had several do that

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Most likely the switch is bad and not making contact while in the start position. The engine is still turning fast enough that it will start if you let off the key fast enough.
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Ignition switch.if it was a starter problem, it would make some kind of weird noise.

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