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Old 07-04-2007, 06:08 PM
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Hey fellow stang members, I need some help...

I just replaced my starter, ground cables, starter relay, fender mounted ect and when I start the car the starter stays on and doesn't stop running. The ignition doesn't stick, but if I tap the relay it will stop the starter and be fine. I have replaced the relay 3 times and same problem everytime, starter just wont quit running after I start it..

Horrible sound to hear, a starterrunning while the motor is...

Any help would be greatly appreiciated, i dont wanna burn this starter up....

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Old 07-04-2007, 06:51 PM
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Have you bypass the ignition switch, and tried the screwdriver trick, does it do the same thing. my guess would still be the ignition switch.
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:53 PM
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You mean the screw driver trick where you bridge the relay to get the starter to jump?
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:54 PM
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yes, not sure if it has a technical term,lol.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:03 PM
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Yeah, I have done that and the starter doesn't keep running like it would if i turned the key. I thought it might be the switch but wouldn't that mean that when you turn the key it would stick a little? I can literally turn the key, and the starter will start the motor but the starter wont stop running even if i turn the engine off and take the key out....lol
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:16 PM
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If it were me, I would get a new ignition and try it, it sounds to me like the ignition switch will not shut off.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:37 PM
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no your key won't stick when talking about replacing the ignition switch as the other members mentioned they don't mean the lock and tumbler set up . down on the colum lower half the ignition switch is attched there. all the lock and tubler do is push a rod that is attached tho the ignition switch. the contacts inside are probably melted/ fused together
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:13 PM
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You can always install a push button start. Just run the wire from a circuit that the ignition has to be on to get voltage.(So nobody can just jump in and start it.) Just a thought
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:54 PM
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I would love to have a push button start but I would have no Idea how to install it...

I'm going to get the new ignition switch tommorrow and try that see what happens... I will get back to you guys and let you know whats up... I super appreiciate all your comments....THX

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Old 07-04-2007, 10:16 PM
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I am curious of the problem. That has happened to me a couple of times and it was always the syliniod(my spelling is awesome lol). Keep up posted.

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