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I have a 1974 Eldorado that I put a starter in because there was power and ground at the starter but it did not work. Put in new starter but as soon as key turns to "run" the starter engages and wont stop until I turn the key off.

Tried a new ignition switch but did not work.

Any advice would be helpful.

And how come there are 2 small wires going to the solenoid on the starter instead of 1 wire?

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Its possible the starter needs shims between it and the block. Also its very important to have the brace at the front of the starter in place. It goes from one of the starter bolts and bolts
to a hole on the side of the block. Most are missing, and not there, it can cause starter housing breakage. Or..... you have a defective replacement starter bendix. Whenever I replace a starter, I pack wheel bearing grease on the bendix drive gear. Makes the starter quieter as it spins.
 

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One small wire is for the starter solenoid engagement the other is for the ignition voltage kick up. If you have the ignition kick up wire on the starter solenoid engagement post then the starter will engage whenever the key is turned on.
 
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