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Offline james judkins

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ignition issue
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:57:59 PM »
Hi everyone, I have a 1972 Pinto Runabout, my igniotn sticks when I try to start my car, the starter continues to engage when key is in the run position,can someone help!
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Re: ignition issue
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 05:25:03 PM »
A quick check is to whack the starter relay on the fender well with a.mallet when it happens. They have a tendency to stick when they are going bad.
Or just replace it, but get a Motorcraft brand if/when you do.

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Re: ignition issue
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 07:17:50 PM »
Ditto on the relay.. 

I had one stick on my 1988 e350 motorhome... completely fried the started before I could get the battery cable disconnected
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Re: ignition issue
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 08:17:24 PM »
thanks guys! I will try it!
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Re: ignition issue
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:33:31 PM »
Btw..  a prudent safety measure in the meanwhile is to not tighten the negative batt terminal, just sort of jam it onto the battery post so it makes contact but is loose enough to allow you to disconnect it if necessary
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Re: ignition issue
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 09:48:35 PM »
👍🏼 thx