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Truck sat in storage. Tried to get going and a "click" at

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Truck sat in storage. Tried to get going and a "click" at solenoid. Replaced starter and now the starter stays on after it is running. Auto place says bnot the starter, I say they are full of shit.
Replaced firewall solenoid and same deal. Starter does not run when key is off.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Does the engine turn over at all?
Customer: Engine runs fine. starter stays engaged with the flywheel is the problem
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1995 f150 300-6
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Engine starts and runs fine. "Refurb" starter does not return, and stays engaged with flywheel.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Cary York replied 9 months ago.

I have seen low battery voltage cause this problem. What is the battery condition?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Brand new. I believe the refurb starter to be faulty, but they "tested"it and it is good according to them
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
then purchased and installed a fender mounted solenoid (thinking that was the problem), installed it, and same results.
Expert:  Cary York replied 9 months ago.
I know it sounded crazy but I've seen it 2 or 3 times. Anyway, were you using the truck before it sit? No problem?
Expert:  Cary York replied 9 months ago.
Once the truck is started and the starter is engaged in spinning it will not release have you tried tapping on the starter to see if would disengage?