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Tried jumping my car and car tries to start without key in.

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Tried jumping my car...

Tried jumping my car and car tries to start without key in. Everytime i apply power to battery starter engages. I pulled starter and jumped from battery, ground to starter case and IF i apply power to the braided ground bolt on starter it engages

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

Rapid. When i changed out battery for a new one as soon as i hooked power it starts trying to start without key. its no clicks its trying to start

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

2011 malibu 2.4

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

Yes. new battery is all. Today i pulled starter

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Even jumping from another car, the car tries to start with no key

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Chevy
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If you remove the starter relay then hook up the jumper cables, does it still crank?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no, but I'm not sure if i pulled the starter relay. Looking at fuse box nothing says starter relay
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I cant talk on a phone right now
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
hello?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

The starter relay is between big fuse 26 and small fuse 9 under the hood.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
yeah thats the one i pulled 26 but not 9
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
fuse 26 is a small j fuse
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Do not remove fuse 26 or fuse 9. Remove the starter relay between them.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
fuse 9 is no where near 26, and fuse 9 says right low beam
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thats not my diagram, mine is different
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Send me a picture of your fuse box under the hood.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
which is the relay
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

I sent a picture and circled it.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
yeah i pulled that one, it wont try to start anymore.
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Super, now we need to test the relay pins.

Relay out, jumper cables on, fuse 26 removed, is relay pin 85 powered?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i have to check tomorrow
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

OKay

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