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Old 09-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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I have a 351 -W with a stock starter. I am have a problem with the starter being activated as soon as the switch is turned to the on position. I have looked at the drawings posted here. I have the positive battery connected to the rely, then to the starter. Power form the switch to the rely and then to the starter solenoid. I have wired it so I can start the engine before moving forward on the truck. It is a 38 ,Ford 351-W with a C4 tranny. No safety switchs are in place. What am I doing wrong.

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Sounds like you have the relay activation wire hooked to the "on" side of the switch instead of the "Start" terminal...... or you have something else hooked to the start side and is back feeding into the run side which is sending pwr to the relay etc......

Unhook your current pwr feed to the relay, hook a test light to the wire and see if you are getting pwr when you turn the key to on (I assume it's a modern colmun) if it does, you need to find the "hot in start only" wire etc....
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Thanks, I will check things out
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X2 check to be sure the Ignition & Start wires aren't swapped from the column to the solenoid.
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