WHY WOULD THE STARTER ACTIVATE WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE ON POSITION

1989 Mercury Tracer

Tiny

crad.lcnm

April, 2, 2012 AT 1:09 AM

Stay activated even after the key is removed? Car has been siting for about five years. Put in new battery and about two gallons of gas, hit the key and it sorta started but didn't. When I turned the key off the starter just kept on cranking until I disconnected the battery. I took the starter to a local parts store to have tested they said it passed, replaced ignition with one from junkyard and got the same results.

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3 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 2, 2012 AT 1:17 AM

First, put a new switch in. Then check the wiring at the starter motor. Then check the wiring back to the switch. It sounds like a wiring issue.

Roy

Tiny

crad.lcnm

April, 2, 2012 AT 1:31 AM

Already replaced the ignition and removed/reinstalled the starter.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 2, 2012 AT 1:35 AM

Wiring? A new, not used switch?

Roy

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