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Starter continues I try to crank truck 1988 ford ranger the truck didnt crank but the starter stays engaged running had to pull battery cable to get it to stop hook up battery cable mand still turning wont quit is it the starter or some thing else.

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I would recommend replaceing the starter solenoid as the same time with the starter.

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I had an 86 E150 that the same thing happened to. I put a rebuilt starter in and the problem was solved. Maybe you too. I talked with a machanic and was informed that sometimes when that happens the starter will become a generator and blow the whole electical system, was lucky i didn't have that problem.

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Remove a starter

  • Remove the negative and positive lead on the battery.
  • Locate the starter under the vehicle. The starter will be located to the right of the motor on the bottom. Access the bolts comfortably from underneath the truck.
  • Remove the bottom bolt with a socket wrench. The ground cable will be attached. Save the bolt for reinstalling the starter.
  • Unbolt the positive cable on top of the starter. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt.
  • Unbolt the top of the starter with a socket wrench. The starter will be loose.
  • Pull the starter straight out. Use both hands to pull out and forward as the starter is heavy. Pull forward and lower to the ground.
Installing the Starter
  • Position the new starter in place. Match up the starter to the designated bolt holes on the mounts.
  • Start the top bolt. Turn the bolt clockwise but do not tighten the starter down.
  • Start the bottom bolt. Ensure the negative cable is run through the bolt before starting. Do not tighten the bolt.
  • Tighten the top bolt with the socket wrench. Tighten it snug. Repeat the same for the bottom bolt. Ensure both bolts are tight.
  • Tighten the positive cable to the starter. Ensure the cable is snug to the fitting.
  • Connect the terminals to the battery. Ensure the vehicle cranks. The starter will engage without hesitation if done correctly.

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When cranking truck the starter will stay engaged and the only way to stop it is to remove the battery cable

Hello kitty91848
The problem you described sounds like a sticking starter solenoid. The solenoid is located on the
right fender well, near the battery. The positive+ battery cable is attached to one side. It's a very
easy part to replace and not too expensive, they're available at most any parts store.
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