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03 lb7 new starter on put battery terminal on starter sound

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03 lb7 new starter on put battery terminal on starter sound like it engages halfway without key in the ignition help
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Pete replied 9 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Double check the battery power feed cable at the starter is not contacting the ignition feed wire to the starter or post as this will cause this issue here and this will need corrected.If this is all o.k. and your old and new starter both acted up like this here this can indicate a fault with the starter/crank relay itself with it needing replaced.I have seen this relay stick on causing this issue here.If you need the location of this or any testing info on this here let me know so we can continue.

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Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No pete no wires are touching ...
I actually pull in ignition relay and starter relay swapped it with the same thing then I pull ed the ignition fuse, ignition relay, starter relay with key out of ignition in off position hook up the the battery again and same thing. seem like there is a open circuit ...Im very mechanically incleded but this is blowing my mind
Expert:  Pete replied 9 months ago.

If you disconnect the ignition wire from the starter ( the smaller of the 2 wires) does the starter still crank over on its own?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What I'm going to do is dis connect the ignition wire off the start hook the battery back you see what happens then I have a power probe I'm going use it as bypass to put it on the starter ignition pole add the 12 volts and see what happens
Expert:  Pete replied 9 months ago.

O.k.,let me know what you come up with here when your ready.With the relays removed and the fuses pulled it should not crank over unless this ignition wire is shorted somewhere in the wiring harness to where it is shorted to battery voltage causing this fault here.Let me know what you come up with here when your ready.

Let me know if you need anything else and feel free to rate my help here as this is how I receive credit for my time.Your 5 star rating is appreciated

Thanks Pete