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Old 08-11-2008, 08:38 PM
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Without being there, it's hard to say exactly what is happening. If the starter motor draws excessive current, the contacts will stick together, as if they were welded, which can happen. It could be the ignition switch, too. If that shorts or the terminals touch, it'll do the same thing. The only way to come up with a definitive answer is to test for voltage before cranking, while cranking and after releasing the key.
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