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So i disconected my starter solenoid and failed to pay atinchion to the order they came off in i have a 1985 ford ranger

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look in the main fuse box under hood for blown fuse or bad relay. if no luck there,you may have a blown fuseable link between the solenoid and the will be a flat or round rubber style link designed to blow when system is overloaded.any auto parts stores can show you what the link looks like.unfortunatlly,i don't have a picture to show you,or i certanly would.thank you for choosing and wish you the very best of luck!

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Ryes i have a 1985 ford ranger pick up and the problem is the key switch when I turn the key to the off position the truck keeps running

This is either a bad solenoid, or the ignition switch itself is bad.
Locate the solenoid which on fords is usually on the fender in the engine compartment on the driver side. It looks a bit like a diamond and has 4 bolts, one going to the battery, one to the ignition, starter, and I believe the coil. Locate the one coming from the ignition switch (where key goes) and see if it is sending power with the key off. If it is the ignition is bad and needs to be replaced. If it is not, check the wire going from the solenoid to the coil. If it has power the solenoid is bad, just make sure you check the other wire 1st cause if the ignition is bad the solenoid will have power going to the coil when off.
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