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At one time when i start my car the starter would keep running even after then engine fires up and when i immediatley cut the engine off the starter will keep running and i would put the car in gear and hold the brakes and the starter would finally stop. After time it would get worse then i saw a crack in the ignition solenoid and i changed that and the problem seemed to go away for about a month and a half. Now the problem is creeping back again and im thinking the ignition switch may be going bad, the ignition solenoid may be acting up again, the starter may be the problem, or the wiring...but i would like some help before i start on this and yes its a manual shift...thanks !!

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Get this repaired as soon as you can. You will destroy the starter, probably eat up your fly wheel and possibly start an electrical fire.

Replace the starter.

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