I have a full-size 1986 bronco. It’s the 5.8L V8 OHV 16V, 4wD,
I bought it and was told the starter solenoid was bad and needed to be replaced. So I did. Started fine that day. Then in a week something wasn’t right.
I would turn the key and get it running, but once I let go of the key, it still sounded like I was turning the key.
So I took it in. The shop replaced the actual starter. But when I went in to pick it up, I went to start it and it did it again. The machanic looked at me and said “ you can let go of the key now miss (yes I’m a chick)”. I held up my hands to show him I wasn’t doing anything. So he banged on the starter solenoid and said (just bang on this when that happens :…( ).
$400 for nothing.
So the beast was put to the side a few months. Come winter time we got some unexpected snow. So the best was started again.
I would get one good start out of her. The second start of the day was harder. Then the third was a toss up.
When my husband took her to work. He had no problem the days he would drive to work, park her all day and then come home 9 hr later. But the day he had to go get something an hour after he got to work, he had the same problem.
I’m thinking something with heat?!? No machsnic around here seems to know what the heck to do. But they are fine charging me while they play around with things. But never give me any feed back of how to fix it.