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Old 08-05-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Starter problem..

I have an 89 gt.. I been having tge problem of the stater staying on.. I changed the solenoid three times and yesterday the starter..and I try to turn it on and the starter keeps working without the key til I disconnect the battery..some options would be good..thank you..
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Re: Starter problem..

It's either bad solenoids or the key switch is sticking on.When it does that pull off the small wire on the solenoid side post.
If that stops it then it's the key switch, if not, then it is the solenoid sticking.
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Pull off which wire from the solenoid?? The starter cable the battery cable on the solenoid or tge small once in the middle??

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I took my battery to get it checked and they said that the battery cells were messed up..tge battery was charged but the cells were bad..idk if thats a possibility.. And by any chance do you know if the starter has a relay?? thanks..
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He is talking about the small one in the middle. If a signal wire from your switch that excites the solenoid. If you pull it and stops its the switch sticking like Trojan horse said.
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He is talking about the small one in the middle. If a signal wire from your switch that excites the solenoid. If you pull it and stops its the switch sticking like Trojan horse said.
well I checked that already and note its not that.. :/ thanks though
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I would start chasing the wires on the starter and silinoid. You probably have a short on one of those wires.
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Thats what I'll probably do tonight or tomorrow morning cuz with this heat in Cali I just want to get gone from work and drink something cold..lol
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I took my battery to get it checked and they said that the battery cells were messed up..tge battery was charged but the cells were bad..idk if thats a possibility.. And by any chance do you know if the starter has a relay?? thanks..
The solenoid is the starter relay and no bad cells in the battery won't cause that.
Like I said previously the issue is in the ignition switch or the solenoid.


Also, make sure your engine is grounded really good. You pull a lot of amperage through there when starting the engine. The negative battery cable should be bolted to the engine block or head somewhere (make sure it is clean!) and you should have another wire 4 or 6 gauge going to the frame and another 8-10 gauge to the firewall. You can never have to many grounds and you need to ensure the engine and all of the electronics including the ECU are well grounded. I like to use internal star lock washers on both sides of the cable ends where they bolt to the engine, frame and firewall to make sure the connections are good.
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The solenoid is the starter relay and no bad cells in the battery won't cause that.
Like I said previously the issue is in the ignition switch or the solenoid.

Also, make sure your engine is grounded really good. You pull a lot of amperage through there when starting the engine. The negative battery cable should be bolted to the engine block or head somewhere (make sure it is clean!) and you should have another wire 4 or 6 gauge going to the frame and another 8-10 gauge to the firewall. You can never have to many grounds and you need to ensure the engine and all of the electronics including the ECU are well grounded. I like to use internal star lock washers on both sides of the cable ends where they bolt to the engine, frame and firewall to make sure the connections are good.
Thank you guys so much..I had a short between the solenoid and the stater..this morning got it runing like the beauty she is..time to install her gifts..lol.. Appreciate the help..
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