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I have replaced the starter and selenoid in my 1989 F-250 3 times in the past 4 months. Why do they keep going?

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Do they test out as bad when you replace them? Have you replaced the battery cables and the cable to the starter motor? The '89 Fords, in particular, are really fussy if they don't get full voltage and ampereage to the starter. Try changing cables the next time you're having starter problems.

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Go have your voltage regulator checked at autozone. Sounds like it is bad. It is putting out too much voltage and frying everything.

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