When the negitive is connected to the battery the truck tries to crank with no key in the ignition. What do I need to look at ?

Asked by Jul 08, 2014 at 02:10 PM about the 1976 Ford Bronco

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery sparks and tries to crank the truck when the negative cable is attached. No key is in the ignition, the truck cranks but doesn't turn over. Starter is 6 months old, it has a new starter solenoid , voltage regulator and ignition switch. Where else do I need to look ?

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disconnect the ingnition switch lead on the solenoid and reconnect the ground at the battery if it tries to start its a bad solenoid, if it doesn't then the problem is in the ign switch or wiring between.

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