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2000 silverado starter continues to try and start once the power is hooked up to the system. I recently replaced the starter and the starter relay. Also, once I hook up the negative terminal, it gets very hot very quickly.

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You need to recheck your wires that you hooked up when you replaced the starter.You possibly have some that could be touching each other.If the the positive cable touches the purple wire on the solenoid the engine will turn over when you hook up the battery.Check your wiring very carefully.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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Its shorting out u need to look at the key start it may be stuck on to start even if the key is out of the truck seen it befor pull the elc starter fuse once started if you know how and it will lut it stop turing over

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