The engine runs while starting because the spark plugs are getting electricity from the battery via the ignition coil and distributor. When the key leaves the start position to go back to the normal "run" position, the spark plugs must get their energy from the alternator. I would start with the alternator (probably the most common part to go bad), you can test it or remove it and take it to Advance Auto or one of the parts places and they can test it. If it is bad then replace, else put it back on. If your problem isn't fixed at this point then you will want to have it towed to a shop or buy a 68 Cutlass/442 shop manual from Ebay or fusick.com (if you want to learn how to fix this yourself). The next steps are a little more involved, checking the voltage regulator, alternator circuit, ignition switch etc. If it just started doing this one day, and you didnt do anything to it ;), then its probably 80-90% likely to be a bad alternator.
Its position will no longer be the same.
Probably the starter, have someone turn the key to the crank position while you gently tap the starter with a hammer or bar. If it starts change the starter. If not try shorting the starter solenoid to see if that works.
Is the selenoid getting power when the switch is turned to the start position? If yes, it's not a switch problem. Is power coming THROUGH the switch and to the starter when the key is turned to start? If not, it's a selenoid problem. If yes, it's a starter problem.
In the case of my 2003 Expedition, it turned out to be a bad starter motor after 55K miles.
your ignition switch is hanging up in the crank position.
My Chevy was doing the same thing. It turned out that the connectionc on the starter were getting wet and arching. check that the ceramic shiled is fully intact AND THAT THE WIRES AND CONNECTIONS ARE SECURE TO THE STARTER.
A 1986 Ford F150 starter won't stuff off when the key is turned off if the ignition switch is jammed. This will cause the start signal to be sent to the starter continuously.
Besides the smart alec answer "start an automobile", a starter has a small gear, that will both extend as well as rotate when the key is turned. This gear will engage teeth on the flywheel/flexplate, which is bolted to the rear of the crankshaft. As the starter turns, the engine will be turned.
Absolutely not. The starter gear must fully disengage the flywheel gears when you release the starter. Otherwise when the engine starts the starter will continue to be turned by the engine.
It is called a 'starter capacitor" and is used to provide a phase shift on the starter winding to get the motor turning in the right direction when first turned on. Once the motor is running a switch opens the starter circuit through the capacitor and starting winding, as this is no longer needed for the main motor windings to keep the motor turning.
A car failing to start is an indicator that a starter is going bad. A bad starter can also cause a screeching sound when the key is turned.
The starter relay feeds power to the starter when the switch is turned to start. The relay will be mounted either on the fender or on the firewall.
It is probably caused by the ignition switch internals shifting (I had a similar problem before) and it turned out to be the ignition switch)
If there is complete silence when the key is turned, try tapping the solenoid on the starter with a hammer. Don't laugh. I have found this to be the solution in several cases. This is sure proof that the starter solenoid is the problem. You will want to install a new starter which comes with a new solenoid before you get stranded.
It could be starter, battery, keyswitch, neutral lockout switch or electrical connections.
I think you mean the five positions. In First Position your heels are touching with your toes turned away from your body. In Second Position your feet are shoulder width apart and toes turned away from body. In Third Position your feet are turned outwards but one heel is on the middle inside of the foot In Fourth Position your feet are turned outwards and separated one foot is about 5 in. to 1 ft. in front. In Fifth Position your feet are turned outwards and one heel touches the tip of your toes.
Let's leave it with being an anti-theft device or other mark of possession that activates electrical systems, and on many cars will activate the starter when turned to the extreme clockwise position.
5 positions... the only position that is not turned out is parallel
sounds like the starter
Make sure the starter is getting voltage. If it is, perhaps the starter is bad. If it isn't, maybe your ignition switch is shot.
I would say you have broken teeth on it, or your battery may be getting too low, while your key is in the ignition in the on position, take a screwdriver and touch the B+ wire on the starter solenoid ( may take a few tries but should start)! I would also advise that you get it replaced!
wires on the starter are criss crossed
Inverted position means the object was turned inside out or upside down.