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Starter does not disengage when starting

I have a 1986 ford crown victoria. The starter remains engaged when I start it and it has burnt up two starters in the past six months. I have replaced the ignition switch and the solenoid but continue to have this problem. Any possible solutions?

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  • Jeff Hammack
    Jeff Hammack May 11, 2010

    is your ignition switch a little hard to turn? if you turn it slightly back to the off position will the starter stop running?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Usually that problem is caused by a bad relay (solenoid). Can't figure why it failed twice but that's what I believe is wrong. Does it continue to stay engaged if you remove the trigger wire from the solenoid? (if not, make sure the wire is not hot when its staying on.)

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You can try and had a shim in between the starter and the flywheel

Posted on May 21, 2009

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