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Old 10-26-2010, 18:37   #1 (permalink)
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Question single wire starter doesnt disengage

im an a.s.e certified technician but ive got a new one here. im working on a 1988 ford f250 air force truck. it has the 351 windsor in it and a single pole starter with the typical fender mounted solenoid. when properly wired the starter wont stop cycling until the battery is disconected. the solenoid and wires are brand new. i believe the contacts activated by the pole shoe are damaged. any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 10-26-2010, 19:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

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Old 10-26-2010, 20:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

We've had some do that when the battery was a little low or the drive was sticking on the shaft.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:41   #4 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

thanks for the help... what traditional starter would be able to replace the single post in the windsor?
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Old 10-27-2010, 15:15   #5 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

If you remove the starter and spray WD40 on the shaft, it may start okay. You don't have to remove it completely to gpray the shaft.
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Old 10-27-2010, 15:28   #6 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

starters out and rebuilt now... about to put it back in and test
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:37   #7 (permalink)
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starter took a crap again... what starter could i use as a replacement for the single post? ill rewire thats no issue, but the owner doesnt want the centrifical style anymore
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:48   #8 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

Have you tried it with a jumper battery? How abouth all of the grounds and connections. When it's hanging up, if you tap the solenoid does it quit cranking?
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:51   #9 (permalink)
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

I forgot to ask if you unhooked the wire on the solenoid from the ignition switch to see if it stops. It could be the ignition switch.
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Re: single wire starter doesnt disengage

Hi, a sticking solenoid, a sticking bendix, or a chewed up flywheel ring gear can do it. Also an in-correct flywheel, bendix, or a miss aligned bell housing. [dowel pins left out]
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