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Have a 1963 Rambler American 440. when starting it, the

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starter turns engine over, does...
have a 1963 Rambler American 440. when starting it, the starter turns engine over, does not start but starter continues to turn when key is turned off. Must disconnect battery to stop it.
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check the starter solenoid

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
has a new solenoid, still does the same
Auto Mechanic: cloe0626, Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago

A number of things can cause the starter solenoid to stay engaged:
A) stuck starter solenoid mechanicals. probably not the cause
B) more likely a defective start position on the ignition switch in the ignition switch
C) possibly a gummed up ignition key tumbler

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