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  1. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    There's a Dorman HELP! shim pack available from AutoZone that should help you out. What you'll want to do is remove the bottom inspection cover for the transmission bell housing to the bottom of the engine, add your shim pack starting around about 70 thousandths of an inch to see where your...
  2. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    Yes, the red is supposed to be 24v, the two smaller ones pass 12v to close the connection to the two larger terminals to pass 24v through to the starter solenoid.
  3. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    At this point, I don't think shooting the parts cannon at it is the right thing to do without a bit more diagnostic work. Can you check the starter itself with a multimeter, placing the red probe on the big terminal that leads to the bus bars on the firewall and the neg probe on the case of the...
  4. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    Is your ignition cylinder making an audible click when you turn the key between spots on the column or is it kind of soft between off, on and ign?
  5. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    No, the starter solenoid grounds through the body of the starter through the engine block and back to the batteries. So it sounds like all of the relays and solenoids are getting power like they should be, so I've got another question for you; did you hear any clicking at the starter solenoid...
  6. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    To me, that sounds like either bad wiring in the harness or a sticking ignition switch. The easiest thing to do would be to disconnect your back plug on the ignition switch since there are two and then turn the key over to on to see if the starter takes off again. If so, then I would investigate...
  7. v12venator

    Runaway starter

    There could also be an issue with the ignition switch behind your dash on the steering column. It is rod operated from your key cylinder and if the switch doesn't return back from ignition start all the way back, you will need to replace the switch so that it has a good return spring in it and...
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