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Why does the starter stay engaged on my 99 Chevy suburban when I use the remote start

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Hi.

First of all it depends ; if the starter stays momentarily engaged with the remote only it may be a faulty module that fails to detect the engine rpm hence why it stays engaged (the default starting time is about 5-10 seconds cranking time depending on the manufacturer, if the engine fails to start the module stop the cranking) If the symptom is the same even when using the ignition switch you may have a faulty starter clutch (commonly referred as a Bendix) and/or a faulty return spring. To be honest, I would need more information about the symptoms ; when does it happens, for how long, a brief description of the sounds heard, if it does "it" constantly or in an intermittent way and most important, if the same thing happen when using the ignition switch and if it is an aftermarket remote/module of the remote starting function came stock (OEM) with the car. Btw here is a short description of your circuit if you have some mechanical knowledge :

Voltage is applied at all times to the ignition switch from the IGN A fuse 6 through CKT 242 (RED). When the ignition switch is turned to the START position, voltage is applied to the CRANK fuse 8 through CKT 5 (YEL). From the CRANK fuse 8, voltage is either applied to the clutch pedal position switch (M/T) or the transmission range switch (A/T) through CKT 806 (PPL). When either the clutch is disengaged (M/T) or the transmission is in park or neutral (A/T), voltage is applied to the coil of the starter relay through CKT 1035 (PPL/WHT). Since the starter relay is permanently grounded at ground G105 through CKT 150 (BLK), the starter relay energizes.
Voltage is applied at all times to the starter relay contacts from IGN A fuse 6 through CKT 242 (RED). When the starter relay energizes, the starter relay contacts close, and voltage is applied to the starter motor solenoid. Since the starter motor solenoid is permanently case grounded, the starter motor solenoid will energize two coils. The pull-in winding coil energizes in order to pull the starter motor solenoid contacts closed. When the contacts close, a plunger on the contacts causes the pull-in winding coil circuit to open. The hold-in winding coil then holds the starter motor solenoid contacts closed. Voltage is then applied to the starter motor from the battery through CKT 1 (BLK) and the closed contacts of the starter motor solenoid. Since the starter motor is also permanently case grounded, the starter motor will run until the ignition switch is moved out of the START position. When this happens, a spring in the starter motor solenoid moves the starter motor solenoid contacts and the plunger back to the rest position.
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Samuel G.

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Could be an issue with the remote start unit itself sending a constant siganl to the solenoid, not recognizing RPM's

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Check the batteries. If remote is the one that came with it. could be wore out.

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