[DML] Re: Starter run on.
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[DML] Re: Starter run on.

When you reconnected the battery and the problem came back, were you turning the key or did it just start spinning immediately? 

If it started cranking without the key being turned at all:

My suggestion is to remove the start inhibit relay and reconnect the battery for a second. If the motor tries to engage again then your solenoid is probably stuck in the "start" position - without the relay it should not get any power, so it should reset to the open circuit position. The solenoid is pretty easy to rebuild if it's in good condition internally, and if not... it's not too expensive to replace if that's the case.

If the relay being removed solves the problem then you have either a bad relay or further wiring troubles that I can't figure out from memory. But this test would at least rule out the solenoid being stuck. 

If you have an aftermarket exhaust it's really not hard to remove the starter at all if you prefer to bench test it or inspect it internally. Never tried it with the factory exhaust though. 

The amount of power flowing through the starter circuit is incredible. If something went wrong in the solenoid I can easily see the metal softening and tacking itself shut, completing the circuit without any input from the ignition circuit. I rebuilt my solenoid about a year ago and the copper had turned purple from the electricity arcing between improperly assembled contacts. 

-Adam S. 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Stephen Jaeger" <sjaeger@...> wrote:
> Can someone tell me what would cause the starter to continue running even after I turned the car off and removed the key from the ignition? I had just put the steering column back together after replacing the bushing at the firewall, took the car for a drive with everything working correctly. After I got home, I turned the car off, let it sit for a few minutes and tried to restart it. It would not start ( hot start problem) but the starter keep running after I turned it off and took out the key. I had to disconnect the battery to stop it. I tried it again after a while and it did it again. Thanks for any help.
> Steve
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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