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Installed Push Button starter now wont start

Have had a push button starter on my truck for a while. All of the sudden won't turn over. When key is out of the ignition truck starts when attaching positive cable.

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  • cm111399 Sep 01, 2008

    But it will start when the push button is not even hooked up.

  • cm111399 Sep 01, 2008

    Also it is not draining the battery.

  • cm111399 Sep 01, 2008

    Nope. A push button was installed years ago. The positive cable has always been loosely tied down to the starter cylinoid. The cable was tightened and the cylinoid case broke but still working. After market cylinoid was purchased and mounted to the fender wall, now tying the starter and the positive battery connection to the cylinoid it will try to start the truck.

    With no ignition or push button hooked up.



    Question why is it hot and trying to start?



    THANKS for your time by the way.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    has a push button ignition installed

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You have a short in the push button you should replace this and that that should solve it.........please rate this...thanks

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  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    you have a short in the igniton circuit it is most like ly in the harness itself

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    you said it starts when you conect the positive cable have you been keeping the cable off?

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    it seems you have a hot lead going to the starter solenoid that is shorted not the solenoid on the fender.

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