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Starter staying engaged. I just put a new silinoid on it is on the side of truck...old one was just rusted out. could new one be bad?

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Possible but not likely. Double check your alignment of the solenoid and starter to make sure you don't have a bind in them. This sometimes happens when Dirt and gunk get in the way of getting it tightened down into the mountings correctly. When you tighten it down it feels right but you actually end up with a gap or spacing which leads to binding on the starter gear when it locks into the Flywheel.

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