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Starter will not turn over until the batt. cable is disconnected

The starter is disabled until the batt. circuit is interrupted and then the car starts one time and then the same thing again no starter rotation until the batt. cable is removed and reconnected again...starter,relays,ign. switch,batt, all ck fine ..even the ford dealer says i dont know ..well i hope someone can help...

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I have a 1998 Ford Windstar that even if the key is off and parked the starter wants to spin, I feel this may be an electrical situation I have never had a problem with can someone please help me? my email is bruce.chandlerjr@gmail.com

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Sounds to me like there is a short in the starting system that is causing this (or it's wired wrong). Ford starter solenoids are known for problems. The reason the starter will turn after the cable is disconnected is because the circuit (or in this case short circuit) has been broken . I'll bet if you replace the starter solenoid, your problem will be solved. I think it's just "shorting-to-ground". Good Luck!

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