My car tries to start when I hook up the battery with no keys in the ignition.

Asked by Mar 24, 2013 at 02:12 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 2 Dr LS 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I realized it when I hooked up my brand new starter, I pulled out the starter relay and it still does it. It is hooked up
correctly. What could be wrong

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67,365

Double check the positions of all the wires down by the starter. One of your wires is touching something it shouldn't. Pay attention to the proper routing of the positive (+) battery cable where it bolts up to the starter as well. HTH. -Jim

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This video might help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGem9YsjCRQ

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Stuck engaged bendix maybe

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98,075

Brand new starter - i would suspect an wiring error. Sounds like battery power is going directly to feed the solenoid fire signal.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

It was a remanufactured starter so I took it back and paid 20 extra dollars and go a brand new one that was slightly different and it works just fine. Now to fix or replace my injector problem

67,365

Thanks for letting us know! Glad the starter is fixed! - Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

So was it your starter that was the problem??

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2008 replaced starter and truck wants to start on own

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im having that issue right now with it starting i hope its a wire touching something i have a 1991 chevy cavialer u think it muight be the wrong starter???

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they said they gave me a 4 banger starter for the car i have i hope its just a wire thing ius there a certain position the wires have to go in??

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