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1999 S-10 2.2. When I turn the key to the run position,not the cranking position the truck will turn over and start by itself. Or if it is running the starter will try to engage.

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The wires might be reversed at the starter solenoid. Hopefully the wiring isn't hot or damaged.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • canalbassman Mar 22, 2011

    The starter has not been touched,thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking it might be the ignition switch. I have allready changed the starter relay and that did not help

  • Donald Tucker Mar 23, 2011

    That sounds both strange yet true. Makes me wish you could just hotwire like in the old days. On older Chevys the purple wire was for the engine start and the red was ignition. Electronics has changed all that. Regards, Don

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