Having problems with your 1995 Dodge Ram 3500 ?

99 dodge ram 3500 diesel starter will not shut off with key, turn off key and starter moter stays engaged and engine has run on. had to disconnect both batteries. gently tapped starter selenoid with hammer ,but it's still engaged. 5.9 litre, 4x4. any help or suggestions would be great. thanks ed.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-11-2018

Answers :

The starter electric motor for a Diesel engine, is mostly the same as the used in gas cars. The problem you may have is that the solenoid of the starter is welded and thus continues to feed current onto the motor, even if you turn the key off.
\015\012You could try to go to the car parts store and give the Brand name of the car, the model year and the type of engine to the sales person, so that he can find in the catalog, the right replacement motor and solenoid, as they may come together, because of the heavy connections required to pull high amperage from the battery, required to move the crankshaft of the engine.
\015\012It could be also possible that the main switch is keeping a undesirable contact that keeps the starter motor running.
\015\012One trick is to turn ON the key and wait 10 to 15 seconds, specially in cold weather, without calling the starter to run, that may heat the contacts, prior to produce the pressure that makes the Diesel to work. This is just a test suggestion.
\015\012This is a common failure and you may save a lot of time and stress taking your car to an electric shop. They will inspect it to tell you if you need to change the parts in conflict or they repair it in a half of an hour.
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\015\012Good Luck...!
It sounds like the starter solenoid contacts are not separating to stop the starter from turning.the run on is due to the starter not stopping causing the motor to continue to spin.replace the starter unit as it will have damage due to being engaged with the motor running,also have the flywheel inspected to make sure the teeth are not damaged on it.
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