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Old 01-17-2019
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Default Starter Runaway - 8V92

Okay this was a new one for me. I've had plenty of starters that would not engage the flywheel, but this was the first one that I had that just kept running even with the key off.

I had just changed out the engine oil and had run up the engine to circulate the new oil. I cut off the engine and go back to check the levels and hear the starter just spinning. It wasn't trying to engage the flywheel. It was just running like mad. I disconnected the engine batteries to stop it. Unfortunately, I ran out of daylight before I could get back under the coach to see if a wire had crossed to the solenoid.

While I'm pretty sure it is either a wire on the solenoid or the solenoid itself, is there anything else that I should check? The starter spins with the key off, so could it be the ignition switch? I didn't get to see if it did it with the rear ignition yet, I'll check that in the morning. Thoughts?

As a bonus, I guess I'll finally put that battery cutoff in since I disconnected everything already.
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