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I'm getting one good start out of each new soleniod (86 5.0.) and even then the solenoid keeps sending juice to the starter. The starter keeps running and I have to get out and disconnect the battery.. .Please Help
 

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Are you using the stock '86 style starter, or did you upgrade to the '92 (or whenever) high torque unit? The later syle starter uses a different wiring/cabling scheme. You can try circumventing the ignition key, by hooking 12V+ (straight from the battery) to the small post on the 'noid. Do that and see what happens, and then relay the information to us.
 

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Sounds like an ignition switch issue if you still experience it after changing out the solenoids.
 

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I second the switch as a suspect.......
 

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Try a different brand solenoid. I dont even recomend Motocraft nowadays. They dont make em like they use to.
We happen to have bad batch of Ford solenoid here at work, especially Motocrafts.
 

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solenoid, con't

replaced the ignition switch, replaced the starter....no improvement.....got pissed off and towed it to a mechanic. After I get it back and find out what was wrong I'll post it here, in hopes of helping someone out down the road...Thanks---Cardio
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I had the exact same problem. when my first did it I was at a friends house and key was out of the ignition and it cranked up. Starting rolling forward, bumper another car. Was not a good site. Anyways. i went through about 4 of them. finally got the most expensive one around. Than right after that my alternator went out. Replaced it and no problem at all. I got a GP SORENSON gold or something like that.
 
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