Rebuilt Starter with New Solenoid Keeps Running.
Just bought a '94 RMW... the doppleganger to my burgundy '95, but without the smashed hood and rust! This car was sold to me as a 9/10 but when I arrived, the auxiliary terminal was melted (he told me this ahead of time so I grabbed the one off my '95), the fuel pump was fried, battery dead and started solenoid ended up burning out after replacing all the former on Sunday, until after midnight, with scissor jacks on the street in front of the sellers house.
My girlfriend and I grabbed a hotel and found someone who was able to rebuild the starter Monday morning, replace the solenoid and put it in the car for me while we waited. Fired right up and sounded good, so we made the 5 hour trip home, no prob! Today, I went out running errands and about half way through, I shut the car off and heard a whining noise coming from under the hood. Turns out the starter is running. I grabbed a crowbar to tap on the starter and while maneuvering it down through the engine bay, it stops. I go to start the car and it only clicks. The battery was one of the things replaced down in front of the seller's house, so that is new too. After about 5 minutes, it started no prob and I made another stop on the way home without issue.
Any idea what might be going on?
'95 Roadmaster Wagon almost 300K miles
'94 Roadmaster Wagon low 100K miles
...both burgundy woodgrain!