have a chev c65 cab/chassie truck. when I hit the starter the motor keeps turning, not starting, even when switch is turned to off position so I have to disconnect battery for engine to stop turning. have replaced starter solenoid with no change, what could be the problem? 366ci. v8 1974 model also has a rev limiter on it

Asked by Aug 09, 2015 at 04:15 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Some how your starter is getting continuous power, not turning off. 99% of the time it is at the starter solenoid. One of the smaller wires is energizing the solenoid to allow the main current from the battery to come threw. The one small wire that energizes the solenoid should be live, 12 volts, when you turn the key to start only. Then it should be dead once you release the ignition key. If still live check back to the ignition switch on the steering column and investigate. The key to start your vehicle is actually just a lock and key. Hope this helps...

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