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I have a 1997 econoline. The starter was stuck running. We

turned the van off, and...
I have a 1997 econoline. The starter was stuck running. We turned the van off, and the unit would not start. Replaced the starter, and no to starter relay. Jumped starter relay and unit would crank and start. Removed starter relay and bench tested it, it was no good. Replaced faulted starter relay, and unit will crank and start with jumper wire to starter relay. No power to starter relay exciter wire. Please advise.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm a professional tech, just new to cars.

with the continuous start condition you may have cooked a wire, I would follow the signal wire and see if there is any damage to it. There is also a inline fusible link that may have blown, they have the location listed as 12 gauge gray at starter motor relay, there is a A and B link

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The starter circuit from the relay to the starter is good. There is no power on the red and blue wire to the starter relay.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
With key in the start position.

so check fuse 34 in dash panel, if its ok check power at park neutral position switch on trans, white pink should have power going in on and 10 red blue power going out

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you. I'll when I get to the house. I'm helping my disabled dad write now. I'll get with you in a couple of hours.

sounds good ! let me know if you run into any snags

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
For sure.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Very nice Shawn. When the starter mag switch went it popped the fuse. Thanks for your help.
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