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Jd f525 just changed starter solenoid. Hooked up battery and it tries to start with key in off position. What is wrong?

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Wires connected incorrectly to the starter solenoid

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The most likely problem is that the new solenoid is faulty or wrong solenoid - or a short in the wiring or incorrectly wired.
If these are correct, then it maybe the ignition switch - this is unlikely, depending on the original problem.

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