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Engine won't stop turning over.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stomper, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Stomper

    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    Or shut off with the key...

    Yesterday I was going to use my dads 74'K20 for moving grain. It hadn't been run for a few months but was stored inside. Tryed to start it and when I turned the key off it kept on turning over. Luckly at that time it didn't start and I got a battery cable unhooked.

    So I hooked the cable back up, no problem. Got it started and moved to where I was going to use it. Shut it down. Went to start it again and it started but the starter kept on going /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif And it wouldn't shut off with the key. Not to good for the starter /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Pulled the cable once more and pulled the truck out of the way. Pulled the starter today and the bushings are shot and the drive is kind of wore /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif. But the fly wheel looks good. My question is is the problem in the steering column or what is it? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif Thanks,

    Brett
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    probably the solenoid,...same thing happened to my buddies ferd when it got wet..old solenoid, swapped his spare in and worked great
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    What a coincidence...that happened to me with the lawn mower the other day. Scared/confused the piss outta me /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    Check the starter and see if the wires down there are crossed to the point of the battery cable is laying across the other post.
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    It has a new power cable from the battery and the other wires are in good condition also. So I think I can cross that off the list. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    Well it needs a new starter now /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif so it will get a new solenoid. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Any one else have other ideas, don't want to put on the new starter and have it happen again /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

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    What a coincidence...that happened to me with the lawn mower the other day. Scared/confused the piss outta me /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    even more funny on this one, a buddy of mine, his dodge cummings (think its a 98) did it to him while i was at the house. ended up being the selonoid, and battery cables. corrosion crawled doen the cable to the selonoid. 210.00 dollars later... all worked fine.
    Grant
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    It was a little nerve racking to say the least /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I had to run to my shop to get a wrench for the battery cable and I Don't like to run /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif The buildings are about 50 yards apart, up hill both ways /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif And don't be fooled the snow is still very deep /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Thanks everyone /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    This happened to me once, too. Fortunately, the starter gear had retracted far enough not be in contact with the flexplate once the engine started. I too had to do some running to find a wrench, after the 5 or 10 seconds it took me to figure out what in the heck was going on.

    The problem of course is the solenoid sticking. Since I added a Ford solenoid, I haven't had this repeat or had a single hot start problem, even since I added the headers. I don't think I even replaced that starter.
     
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    Re: Engine won\'t stop turning over.....

    Well I got the new starter today. Put it in tonight and it works great....Thanks all /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ^5
     

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