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When I start the car the starter does not disengadge even when the key is turned off.

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You either have a bad starter solenoid or starter. There is a twisted spiral drive on the starter rotor shaft that usually allows the stater bendix to disengage and drop back down to the recessed position. If the starter arature shaft twisted spline is worn or there is something wrong with the solenoid the contacts on the solenoid stay engaged so the starter runs continuously.

Take a look at this link because removing or changing this starter is a bigger than usual task:

http://www.2carpros.com/forum/1997-isuzu-rodeo-question-starter-vt391872.html

Make sure to scroll down and see what must be removed to gain access to the starter.

This is not your average everyday starter as it has an offset drive and they more expensive. I do recommend using a remanufactured starter.

Just so you can see what the starter looks like see this link for your model year:

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/mmp/isuzu~rodeo~starter~parts.html

(I think you can get a better price closer to home at NAPA or AutoZone)

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