1997 Nissan Truck Starter

Tiny
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  • 1997 NISSAN TRUCK
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 170,600 MILES
I just installed a new Starter for my 97' Nissan Pick-up and when I tried to reconnect the battery it started turning over by itself and the battery was arcing. I connected everything on the starter correctly as far as I know and just wanted to know what are the possible reasons that my truck is trying to start itself if I try to reconnect the battery. Did I install the starter wrong? Or is there another issue that I need to address. Also I just got a new battery as well that is larger than the last battery so I am not sure if that may be part of the problem. Thanks!
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 AT 7:03 PM

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Tiny
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I ALWAYS test starters BEFORE they're installed
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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So you think it could be a fault in the starter? If the starter does check out fine, then what do you think could be the problem?
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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If the starter is bad, theres the problem. Remove it and test it and repost
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Alright so I took it out and had it checked and they said it was good and they said they had to same problem in their truck and it was a bad ignition switch. So I changed that and its still doing the same thing. Any ideas?
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Friday, November 13th, 2015 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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The solenoid is being fed battery voltage at the trigger terminal, disconnect the trigger wire and see if you (perhaps) connected the ignition "bypass" to the trigger.
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Sunday, November 15th, 2015 AT 8:55 AM

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