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Old 09-04-2010, 01:17 PM
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Vehicle: 2001 Ford F150
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Smile Starter will not disengage

I just replaced my starter because it went dead. I am now assuming it went dead because the solenoid on the starter burned up. I say this because now that I have installed my third new starter, it always stays engaged after starting the engine.

The mystery here is that I have done "ALL" of what I think is the obvious.

1. Replaced Starter.
2. Replaced Starter switch (Switch/Relay that is mounted on the firewall)
3. Battery is fully charged.
4. Replaced Ignition Switch
5. Snipped end of ground wire and reattached new clean connector for bolting to 3rd (bottom) bolt on starter for grounding.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:37 PM
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Are you sure you have the starter relay hooked up right? The two heavy wires go on the bottom post nothing on the top post except the thin metal factory peice. If this is hooked up wroung it will burn your starter up every time.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:51 AM
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THANK YOU!!!! That was it! In my process of over-thinking the simple, I put one on top and the other on the bottom post.

Running like a charm now!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:03 AM
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glad you got it fixed i had the same problem one time fried 3 starters before i seen my brother had it hooked up wroung. its easy to do when your in a hurry to get your ride back on the road. people on this site will help you with anything they are good people welcome aboard.and give back if you can help someone with a problem.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:02 PM
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THANK YOU!!!! That was it! In my process of over-thinking the simple, I put one on top and the other on the bottom post.

Running like a charm now!
Huh, I've never done that one. My truck has cranked over before , when I was washing it. Thought it was possessed lol. I had a hole in the cable insulation and my harness was holding water.
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