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AnswerOne of two things. It can either be a nickname for the "neutral safety switch," which keeps you from cranking the car unless it's out of gear and (usually) the clutch is depressed, or it's a switch that keeps you from cranking the car when it's already running. Answerbad bendix or bendix wiring?AnswerDo you mean when you turn the car off, and it keeps running, if that is the case the wiring on your alternator is reversed, if it is the starter that keeps running it could be the bendix wiring is crossed or getting a current from another wire. AnswerWhat is bendix wiring??? I am a licensed mechanic and Ive never heard of that one?? Your ign switch could be sticking sending power to your solenoid ,or the contacts in your solenoid or your plunger could be stuck / sticking. Which is not unheard of .Or you may need to shim the starter due to the fact the clearances are too tight causing the starter drive to stick in the flywheel. Holding the solenoid contacts closed.
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