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I have a 2002 ford f350 7.3 diesel p/u. I have replaced 3 starters in three weeks. 50% of the time when I turn the ignition to on, the starter begins to crank. Also, starter will reengage while driving. Last, just noticed when I put in reverse...starter began to crank. Any Ideas? Thanks, Bob

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You've got a short! Check the accessory wire. the small wire that attatches to the starter along with the 2 larger wires. Make sure it is 1) on the right terminal 2) tight as so not to move and hit any other wire or ground. If not that you have a melted/shorted wire, probably over amped and melted, somewhere between starter and ignition, or accessory wires. Does it engage when you have radio, wipers, or heat on? And not when everything is turned off?

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It almost sounds like something may be wrong with your Ignition switch. Other things to check would be wires going down to starter, wires at starter cellenoid on fire wall.

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