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I've got a cat 289 skid steer that runs perfect, but when

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I've got a cat 289 skid steer that runs perfect, but when you turn the key off it keeps idling. Only way to get it to shut down if to open the back and pull both outer and inner air filters and stuff a rag in the intake to choke it out.
JA: We'll do all we can to help. Is there anything else the Heavy Equipment Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: I've spent $7,000 + with cat mechanics chasing electrical issues and still not fixed. thinking its got to be something else mechanical.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is this a scam?? almost two hours and no response.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

Did they replace the shutoff solenoid?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

Did they test the ignition switch?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Brand new thats the first thing we started with
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

It has to be a wiring issue then do you have a meter so we can test wires?

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

What is your serial number?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I won't be back to my shop till mid morning tomorrow, flying back late tonight
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

Ok I will be working during the day I can help troubleshoot around 3 or 4 will that be ok

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

Is this a 289C or 289D?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That will work; it's a 289c
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 11 months ago.

Are you around the skidsteer today? I worked late yesterday.

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