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My 1989 Ford F-250 keeps trying to start without the key on. I replaced the starter, the solenoid, the ignition switch in the column, found 1 wire that was cracked and taped it, when the battery is hooked up it still trys to start. What else could be wrong? Neutral safety switch or steering column wiring, Im at my wits end!

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You still have a bare wire somewhere ... You probably did this already ... I would remove the wire from the ignition switch to the start solenoid and see what happens ...

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