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Starter engages while motor is running

New starter ing switch new relay for starter

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You may have a faulty ignition switch. If you are able to remove the electrical part/quadrant from the rear of the switch then this would tell you whether it is the switch thats faulty, as you will no longer need to use the keys in the lock, but make sure if you going to drive it like this to put the key in and turn to unlock. If the electrical part cannot be removed seperately removing the ignition switch/lock involves removing the security bolts that have the heads sheared off - not easy if you have no experience. Suggest local garage.

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Change the eletrical contact switch on the ignition switch the contacts have broke inside the switch ,make sure feed to the starter motor is on the top connection and isnt touching the bottom connection .

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Hello, There are small wires that attach to the Starter Relay. These are the wires Mechanics call "tickler" wires. There should not be power going through the tickler wire unless the Ignition switch is turned to the START position.

Disconnect the small wire off of the Starter Relay. Leave it off and put your battery cable on the Battery. The Starter should not crank. The Ignition should be OFF.

Now we need to find out where the tickler wire is getting power from. Put a Multimeter or test light on the Tickler wire for POS and ground the other wire on the tester to a NEG ground. I suspect your problem is in the Interlock switch. The Interlock switch would be on the Clutch pedal lever under the dash for a standard shift.

If you had an Automatic transmission, the Interlock would be in the shift linkage or Brake pedal lever. Without changing from an Auto to a Standard trans people have trouble hitting the under dash Interlock switch with their shoes getting in and out of their cars. Even while driving you can hit the under-dash switches with your shoes.

So check under the dash for a broken or dislocated switch on the Clutch or Brake pedal levers. Then move the switches until the Test equipment shows the power is not going to the Tickler
wire . Once you do this you have to make the START position work on the Ignition switch. Leave the tickler hooked up to the test equipment until you get the wiring right. You may have to adjust the Ignition shift-rod in the steering column so that START means the correct thing only in the start position.

I hope my solution is very helpful in giving you ideas about fixing your car.

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SOURCE: Ford F150 4x4 2004 Starter

Starter ring is worn out.

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SOURCE: I have a 1990 ford crown victoria, and the starter

I would try another starter motor

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SOURCE: truck will crank but wont stay running.

fuel mixture? Timing?. Both could cause that effect.

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SOURCE: 91 ford ranger 2.9 super cab: Starter keeps turning/cranking

actually you probably have a bad ignition box. I had a ford that done the same thing. there is a spring in the ign. box that when u turn the key over and then let go it is suppose roll the key back.but after time it will get weak or break,or the box itself will break causing malfunctions.

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