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Offline Willys47

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All done putting in a 1975 pinto 2.3L engine in my 1947 Willys. New battery, starter relay, and Ignition Module ( old one was oozing goo) here is my problem when I turn the key on for the first time the engine turned over but when I turned the key off the starter kept running. I had to wrench the positive battery cable off before thing got bad. I hope someone can get me unscrewed.

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Re: Turn key to start and turn key to run starter keeps going ?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 01:17:06 AM »
Normally that means the solenoid is trashed. Even new ones can be junk at times.
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Re: Turn key to start and turn key to run starter keeps going ?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 10:48:15 AM »
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Thanks for that info, took it back to parts store where I got it, the parts guy said I was the third one in so many months with the same problem. Gave me a more expensive one refunded my money for the price of that one, put the new one on and it worked just like it was suppose to. 

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Re: Turn key to start and turn key to run starter keeps going ?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 02:27:32 PM »
seems to happen way to common now a days - ended up putting 5 on a 86 mustang - different price and brands too!
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Re: Turn key to start and turn key to run starter keeps going ?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 01:28:23 AM »
I had the same problem. The starter solenoid was sticking. Changed that and the problem went away.

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Re: Turn key to start and turn key to run starter keeps going ?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 02:40:59 AM »
Glad to hear that was it. I look for NOS Motorcraft solenoids on ebay when I need them. Screw that Chinese junk they sell.
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