For the past 25 years, or so, I have noticed that on occasion my starter continues cranking even after I turn off the key. This, of course, is most noticeable when the engine does not start first time and I turn the key to the off position to retry. The starter continues to crank. I can take the key out of the ignition lock, place it in my pocket, walk into the house, make toast and coffee, come back, and the starter is still struggling. I have removed the starter on numerous occasions during these past 25 years to have the solenoid rebuilt, thinking it was the culprit. However, I am beginning to suspect something else. Question: Have others experienced this? Is there a design flaw in the ignition switch itself that maintains contact even after I turn the ignition off? Can I replace the ignition switch without purchasing the entire anti-theft locking system (which costs more than the car is worth). Thanks for your help. Jim S.