2002 Ford Ranger Starter won't stop engaging

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
All of a sudden my truck has decided to go crazy. Once I turn the key it starts engaging and trying to turn over, when I get to the on position the engine starts but you can still hear it trying to engage. If I turn the key off it keeps engaging for about 10 minutes before it slows and finally dies off. I have tried to replace the ignition switch already and that didn't help. Please help!
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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 7:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hello !

Remove the starter and bench test it, looks to me like the solenoid contact its damage or broken (the starter has power all the time by the positive wire from the battery) and the power "flows" inside to the starter motor.

99% sure of that s the problem, check that and comeback with your findings.

Good Luck!
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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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The solenoid was stuck. Took it to get tested and it unstuck. Thanks for the help! Truck is up and running and headed off for a 6 hour roadtrip.
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 2:57 PM
Tiny
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Hello !

I m glad to hear that!

Thanks for choose 2carPros!

Good Luck !
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 3:12 PM

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