1999 Chevy Tahoe starter wiring

Tiny
EXXONAARON
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE
Electrical problem
1999 Chevy Tahoe V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Recently my starter was stolen and I bought a brand new one and I replaced the positive cable.

when I connect the battery the truck tries to start without the key in the ignition.

I made sure no wires are touching but still the same thing. It is only the 2 wires but something is wrong.
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 8:49 AM

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Tiny
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Hi exxonaaron,

Thank you for the donation.

Seems to be a problem with the starter.
The starter solenoid is now in full contact with the battery positive cables causing the starter to crank wneh the circuit is completed by installing the negative cable.

Check if there is any foreign materials lodged between the starter solenoid and battery cable connecting point.
Is the starter rebuilt or new?
Did you test the starter before installation?
If the Starter cabla installion mast is loose, installation can cause the internal contact to go out of position resulting in the shorting.

I would suggest refering the starter to the place you bought it.
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 9:13 AM
Tiny
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The starter is brand new and it did it when I used a rebuilt starter.
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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Unplug the starter relay in the under hood fuse box and retry. If problem goes away, the relay is faulty or the starter wire from igntion switch is getting a power supply.
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 12:38 PM
Tiny
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I unplugged the starter relay and connected the battery terminal and it still did it.
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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Recheck the starter connections. Remove the starter solenoid wire and retest.

If problrm still exist, check battery to starter cable connection. Ensure it is not touching the solenoid wire. Retest, if problem exist, the fault is with the starter motor.
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 7:38 AM

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