1973 ElCamino after turning ignition key off, engine continues to run. Must disconnect battery cable to get it to stop.

Asked by Oct 20, 2013 at 07:31 PM about the Chevrolet El Camino

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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it may be the switch on the steering column that is contoled by a rod from the ignition switch. plastic piece attached to the top of the column under the dash with a wide harness plugged into it. may be worn and the rod isn;t pulling the switch to the right position to kill the ignition.

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back in the day, i would sometimes need to shut off the engine in reverse or drive before shifting to park & turning the key to off. run-on does happen.


The starter solenoid is an inexpensive item and can be the cause of what you have described.

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