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Starter stays engaged,even after ignition is turned off.

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  • africandude Sep 29, 2008

    I need to replace a new solenoid, I changed my starter to an original positive engagement starter and the old solenoid was removed by previous owner. A direct connection keeps the starter engaged. Any help to connect new solenoid will be appreciated.

  • jm2bcastlebe Oct 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. Everything started melting. The ground to the battery finally fell off and everything stopped. Now all I have to do is touch the battery cable to the battery and it will try to start but won't disengage the starter. The key doesn't have to be in the ignition.

  • danstang69 Oct 05, 2008

    After 2 new starters,1 new ignition switch,new cables and 2 solenoids(Duralast)the3rd solenoid from a different manufacturer solved the problem.Thanks danstang69.

  • africandude May 11, 2010

    Bendex is fine, it's a new starter...bought new solenoid..is the 'S' terminal connection closest or furthest from battery?

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Just to clarify, I also have an 86 F150 standard exhibiting what sounds like the same problem. On my unit, power is still applied to the starter motor with the switch turned off. I'm reasonably sure that there is not a shorted wire.
????Is the starter switch on F150's spring loaded or solidly controlled by a rod?????
I am suspecting that it is spring loaded and the old grease and dirt is causing the switch to stick in the engaged position.
Thanks for any help.
Bob C

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Ignition wire shortered out as it enter cab...thanks

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Probably the bendex on your starter is jammed or the ignition wire is shortered somewhere

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SOURCE: starter stays engaged

The starter relay on the fender is the most common cause of this condition. ,It is on passenger side feder in the engine compartment, it is round and the positive cable of the battery goes to it,

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: have power but when i turn key i get nothing. no click,no starter???

I had a similiar problem, I had a bad sensor at the back of the engine, it was connected by 2 hoses to the EGR pick up tube.
I unplugged the sensor and the car started, I drove it to the parts store and replaced the part and it ran great after.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: turn ignition but engine won't roll over

that would be the throuout shaft faller (change the starter ) see if it helps if you hit the starter as someone else turns the key.

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy s10 starting problem

there is a solinoid that enguages the starter it is stuck tap the round cylinder that is atached to the top of the starter it should disenguage the solinoid if not try to hit it harder. dont beat it up though. it also may need a new starter.

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SOURCE: starter motor does not engage

It sounds like an ignition switch and or ignition switch adjustment problem.The switch should be located on top of the steering column about half way down.Be sure to use a good quality switch as aftermarket may not function properly.There are two small screws/nut that hold the switch in place.The mounting holes for the switch are oblong to allow for adjustment.

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