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Your 1987 f150 truck tries to start itself when you reattach the battery terminals what is wrong?

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2005-09-20 04:27:47
2005-09-20 04:27:47

starter solinoid (pass side fender round thing that batt cable goes to) is stuck. costs about 10 bucks good luck.

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