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starter wont stop

Just wired a 3 wire alternator from a 1 one applicaton. Now when i start the car starter wont shut off, until battery dies i read somthing about a diode where is it and can this be the problem. 67 350 camaro. any help nothing but electric problems since installing the painless wiring harness. also installed a mini starter with a remote selonoid. i am going nuts chasing problems.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 11, 04:53 PM
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Re: starter wont stop

Alternator wires have nothing to do with the starter wires.

Sounds like a bad ignition switch. How do the wires run on a 67. From the ignition switch to the neutral safety switch, then to starter.

I am fimiliar with 69's, they have a key switch with a ignition switch on top of the column.

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Re: starter wont stop

Since you installed a remote solenoid, you now have the purple wire originally from the S terminal of the OE solenoid to energize the remote solenoid.

I would wager you also have the yellow wire from the OE solenoid R terminal on the same remote solenoid terminal with the purple wire. This is a no-no. Once the ign key is in IGN position, the yellow wire is providing ign power to the remote solenoid keeping the remote solenoid energized as the yellow wire is attached to the coil + terminal, ie, ignition power.

Remove the yellow wire at both ends. Get a replacement '68 ignition switch. It has ign power in START position. Or leave present ign switch in place, leave ign sw in IGN, and use a separate remote starter button - push to start.

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Re: starter wont stop

If it is a permanent magnet type mini-starter, sometimes they don't like being wired via a remote solenoid. They can begin generating their own power keeping them engaged.

There are differentways you can wire the remote solenoid with a PMGR starter.


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Re: starter wont stop

Everrett, I think your right i do have a purple and a yellow wire. to the remote selonoid would this also make the battery drain by itslf overnight. How should i re wire it?
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Re: starter wont stop

Express, I would take and disconnect a battery cable and insert a test light, it can even be a a tail light socket, and connect between the disconnected cable and battery post.

If the t/light glows, disconnect the purple and yellow wires, since you suspect this circuit being the problem, If light goes out, then attach one wire at a time and observe t/light.

The purple wire goes to either a clutch safety switch (69), a neutral safety switch, if automatic, then to the ign switch. Yellow wire goes to coil+ terminal.

T/light should be out regardless. If still on, then it could be modern electronics, as in a clock, station memory, or a high resistance in the electrical system, including alternator. Disconnect the alt BATT lead.

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