1983 Mercury Cougar, 165,000 miles. When we start the car the starter keeps running. WE HAVE REPLACED THE SOLENOID AND IGNITION SWITCH. First the starter was replaced. Second the solenoid was replaced three times. The last thing we did was replace the ignition switch. Sometimes if you start the car, the starter keeps going and if I flick the key forward it will stop on its own. At one point doing the key thing didn't affect it at all and I had to get out of the car and disconnect the battery. When this happened we replaced the solenoid (2nd time) and it was fixed for 3 days. That's when we replaced the ignition switch. Now keep in mind, when I got the ignition switch replaced I thought it fixed the problem. It's been 3 months or so since it's been fixed and now it's doing it again. I'm able to flick the key forward to get it to stop, but now I'm stuck as far as what else it could be. Any ideas?
Friday, July 14th, 2006 AT 9:37 AM