i rechecked wiring,and it looks ok.i tried pulling the 2 wire connector off alt.,when running,and it still runs!!!!.also i tried pulling the red/wht. Wire off solenoid,but engine still runs.had to pull dist wire to coil to shut down.what could be wrong?????>
One of the early questions was whether disconnecting the alternator changed anything. Apparently not.
So we have been through the possible causes:
1. Feedback from alternator. No, it makes no difference when disconnected.
2. incorrectly adjusted ignition switch. No, there is no power to the Red/white wires in STOP/OFF.
3. Faulty solenoid. No, it can be disconnected and makes no difference.
4. Wired coil to a Red wire (permanently on). No it turns on and off OK if it has not been running.
I am stumped. The only thing I can think is that this is an intermittenet feedback issue and the diode is still needed. It is a cheap and quick bit to install.
It be nice to have him probe the plus of the coil with the test light and shut off engine and tell what the bulb does while engine runs.
If it shuts off by its self after a few seconds,if I read the one reply correctly, I'd lean towards the switch adjustment. With the connector pulled from the alt I don't see how any feedback can still be happening it doesn't stop engine from running when it's pulled.
think i am ready to throw the rope ,with the loop over the beam!!!!!!!!.went out to do the check,on alt.,and started it up 5 times,and it shut off immediately!!!!!!no time to run around other side to pull plug off alt.i will post again,if the delay starts up again!!.
I had the same thing happen. all you guys are over thinking it. You have the constant power going to the wrong wire. It was a while ago but I think it was yellow. Look at the ingintio wires on the column and figure out were that power wire goes. Its just spliced to the wrong connection.