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I tried to jump start my van and still didnt work , replaced the starter and now when i try to hook up the battery the van tries to start with the keys in my pocket!?!?!?

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The ignition switch on steerin colum has problems. The key lock too. Its complex wiring. May need an xperiencd mech

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Hello, It sounds to me that you have a hot wire from the battery hooked up to the starter solenoid by mistake.

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SOURCE: How hard is it to replace the starter on a 2001 chevy express van

Really shouldn't be bad, you will have to get underneath the vehicle, but once you're there, its basically disconnecting the posotive and negative wires, and 2 to 3 bolts holding it in the motor, after that, its just the reverse procedure for installation, make sure you disconnect the battery before hand, the 12v can give you a good wake up call. Hope that helps

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SOURCE: 2000 ford truck starting problems

most likley the positive wire has corroded off the starter. look at the small red wire more closely, if theres alot of corosion, replace the wire (and starter if needed) if you dont see much corrosion give the wire a good tug just to see if it really is hooked up well. you should disconnect the batt. before doing any of this.hope this helps and good luck

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run another test on the starter...they are about 20/80 bad/good right out of the box!

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SOURCE: van won't start. lights, radio etc. work. couldn't

Had this yesterday on a 94 Voyager we were given. Disconnected the starter power wire (follow the red wire from the battery down). Cleaned terminal on starter, re-attached, started fine

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Instead of performing a bunch of tests, why don't we take the path of least resistance. Get someone else to do them.

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