car repairs


Question by  Polarcat (16)

Why does my starter keep turning after I have shut off the ignition?


Answer by  DixieDaisy (112)

First go to your mechanic or auto store and ask them to run a diagnostic on your car. Most auto stores will do it for free and help you determine what you need. Best guess is it could be that your starter is going bad or the solenoid is sticking.

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Answer by  thelostone (1457)

It takes more power from your battery to start a car if the battery isn't holding enough of a charge the starter won't always disengage.


Answer by  thudson (77)

It is probably not your starter, since the starter only spins when you turn the key to full ignition, at which point the starter engages the flywheel just long enough to crank the engine. If your starter is continuing to spin, then the Bendix is sticking. It may have an internal failure or a failure of the starter solenoid.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

It sounds like there is a problem with your engine. Perhaps, you need some repair work done on it. I think this means that your engine is overheating and it needs to cool off. That is why it will just turn off even if you shut off the whole engine.


Answer by  mrsmyers (474)

To be honest I highly doubt that it is your starter that does this. Just because it sounds as if it is your starter does not mean that it is. Most likely it is your solenoid, this will do this when it goes bad, I recommend a good whack with a screwdriver.


Answer by  ladybud (1069)

Ignition could be sticking.Also could be the solenoid getting ready to go out.Bad starter's can also keep turning over.Most time's solenoid is on the starter.Ignition switch or solenoid going out.


Answer by  BonChance (93)

I had to disconnect my battery wires to get mine to turn off and it turned out the starter relay had gone bad. You could try disconnecting it and taking it to someone to look at. Sometimes car problems turn out to be as simple as a bad wire someplace.


Answer by  poodlegirl (142)

I just went thru that this week end. My car was hooting like a owl. They went to replace the ignition switch and it crumbled in his hands. They put in a new one and it has been working great.

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