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My husband just replaced the starter in our k2500 suburban, when he connected the battery the truck starts by itself, no key in ignition either, any suggestions, did we get a defective starter?

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  • pitt105 Jan 15, 2009

    just got a new battery 2 weeks ago, just went to start chev sub now it wont start, it turns but will not start...almost sounds like a car starting with a kill switch....help is it the battery or the starter

  • mindballl Jan 30, 2009

    did you get it figured out, the EXACT same thing happened to us tonight with our suburban

    mindballl@yahoo.com

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If the starter is turning it would be neither the starter or the battery. Did he connect the solenoid properly?

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He has evidently hooked up the battery directly to the starter motor. Double check which post the battery is connected to on the starter. ALWAYS disconnect the negative(-) on the battery when doing this kind of work. I have seen really bad things happen. MM85

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