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Trucks starts with keys in my pocket

Last thursday my truck would not start when it was cold. This past weekend I replaced the starter, relay and fully charged the battery. Now it starts without anything being turned on as soon as I connect the battery. I took it into the car alarm shop and they have completely taken that off. That was not th issue. What would cause the truck to start as soon as power is connected?

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  • turnertrio Oct 28, 2008

    Everything was hooked up the exact same way as before. It did start to do it after we changed the starter.

  • turnertrio Oct 28, 2008

    We figured it out. We had a wire that was on the wrong prong on the relay. Easy fix. Just too much on the mind. Thanks guys.

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    1999 f250 5.4 will not start. Battery is fully charged, relay closes. current to starter.

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When you replaced that starter are you sure you hooked up the ground wires and everything? (if there were any) you might have a ground off somewhere besides there also..

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