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Starter solenoid wire is hot at all times. Starter spins at…

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Starter solenoid wire is...

Starter solenoid wire is hot at all times.

Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?

No, starter spins at all times until i unhook the small trigger wire

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

03 chevy astro lt.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Astro yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, i unhooked the small wire on starter solenoid & installed starter once again & starter stopped.

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Usually, this is caused by the starter relay stuck on.In your under hood fuse panel locate the starter enable relay as shown below and tap on it to see if the starter then stops engaging.If it does even if briefly then it needs to be replaced.In some cases even tapping on it will not allow the starter to disengage as the contacts short together inside the relay and the relay needs replaced in either case to correct this here.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwag2iplkxedgna/st-01-09.png?dl=0

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks Pete

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