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Starter continues to crank even after key is shut off. it only stops after battery is disconnected.

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Sounds like the starter solenoid on the starter is sticking on.

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2006 Pontiac Montana wont start after replacing battery. Engine cranks as soon a key is moved from off, then continue to crank even after removing the key.


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