2000 Saturn Other possible problem with solenoid/starter

Tiny
DALLAS69
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  • 2000 SATURN
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 246,000 MILES
I had bought a new starter and put it in. I connected the ignition wire to the solenoid, once I did connect the wire and then connect the battery, the car is trying to start by itself without any key in the ignition or start position. Any ideas to the problem?
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Friday, August 21st, 2015 AT 5:59 PM

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Tiny
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Thats a good one do you have a test light or multi meter to do some testing?We atleast need that to do some testing.
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Friday, August 21st, 2015 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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No I do not. Can I just tap the solenoid to see if they shows anything. I have been told to check starter relay switch or it may involve the ignition wiring but not sure where to really look to test.
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Friday, August 21st, 2015 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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GOOD LUCK!

THE MEDIC
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Friday, August 21st, 2015 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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With the battery unhooked disconnect the small wire to the starter tape the end of the small wire up. Now hook the battery up what happened?
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Friday, August 21st, 2015 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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Clicking
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 AT 7:26 AM
Tiny
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Now it starts but the starter is still engaged and smoke is rising
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 AT 7:57 AM
Tiny
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What do I test?
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 AT 8:16 AM
Tiny
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It started with the small purple wire unhooked?
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 AT 12:25 PM

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