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114 Starter Issues

I have a '74 114 280. I am having a problem occasionally where the starter will not turn off. When i take the terminal off the battery, and let it sit for a second it will stop and the car will start right up but this is still a bit of an issue. Being a college student I need the car to start all the time. Does anybody have an explination for this?
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The way your describing it and the way I'm taking it I would say the solenoid on the starter is going bad, you can replace just the solenoid or the complete starter, either way the starter has to come out to repair it.
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Starter is pretty simple to remove, but you may also have a sticky lock barrel. My 6.9 does this and I have to move the key a little bit back after I crank so that the starter disengages.

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