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

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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

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

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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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