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Replaced starter when putting back battery cable motor turns over without key

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Reck your wire connection at starter, battery cable is touching small solnoid wire.

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Make sure that when you put the wires back on the starter solenoid that you didn't allow them to turn and touch each other. If they touch, it will energize the starter.

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SOURCE: cannot connect the negative battery terminal without spark or starter turning over

You will need new igniton cylinder. Sounds like you have a short in the cylinder.

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What is wrong. I only hear a click when turning the key. Battery is fine.

if as you say the battery is good,and all dash lights stay on bright when turning the key,your starter motor is faulty its either the solenoid which is the bit on the side of the starter that engages the starter when you turn the key, or the starter is jammed/stuck or worn out try hitting the starter with a hammer or if no room use a long bar rest the bar on the starter and hit the other end a few times if it then starts the motor was stuck, like wise if you have manual transmission put the car in gear let the hand/park brake off and rock the car forward and back a few times then try starting, eiter way you will need to repair or replace the starter motor

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What would make the starter engage when the key out of the ignition

Your problem seems to be a faulty solenoid. The solenoid is a little monster that lives on top of the starter motor, and its job is twofold. Firstly, it supplies full battery power to the starter motor, and secondly it drives a gear on the starter to engage with the engine flywheel.
Now, your problem. The first guess could be the ignition switch, but fitting a toggle seems like a fairy tale answer. Check the starter solenoid to see if there is a frayed wire on the thin wire that connects to the starter, or possibly a frayed wire on the battery cable that is shorting to the small connector. Otherwise, I have seen the terminal of this small wire actually become loose and turn in the direction of the battery cable, which is also connected to the solenoid. A short here will cause the problem you are describing.
Finally, the solenoid could have a short circuit inside the body, which means replace the solenoid.

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You said motor my guess is that you pinched the small terminal wire on the starter solenoid or maybe bent the heat shield on the starter when the wires or terminals are closed or shorted the starter cranks check there 1st and then back track the wires up from there

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Disconnect the small terminal to the starter solenoid and reconnect the main battery cable, if the starter still tries to engage then you have a faulty starter solenoid and should take the starter back to where you brought it. Ask them to test/repair the starter and after it is repaired or replaced you shouldn't have that problem again.

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