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Originally Posted by jramirez86
The solenoid is built into the starter on these correct? If so how could I unstick it from STUPID MODE [ON] ?
Oh God, that's right. These things are more consolidated on a 4cyl engine! You don't have that cute little 5 way device mounted next to your battery like some adorable Frankenstein experiment. I'm not even sure what the cable hooks into.
You've seen the typical cylindrical Ford starters that we use on our inline 6 engines and such. I think the solenoid on yours is a smaller cylindrical device mounted to the main body of the starter like some sort of tumor. I think I have one of these starters but it's been a few years since I've checked what all is there. I know mine is enclosed in the same protective shielding as the starter(which is probably the first problem with it). I'm willing to bet they can be swapped out so that you can avoid replacing entire starters but I don't see that going on when I check NAPA. All I see are complete starters. There shouldn't be any reason to go through that much trouble.
After looking around some more I found this
thing. I can't believe I'm suggesting this but it looks like Chrysler might actually be able to help.