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Chevy Tahoe

Why would the starter on a Tahoe keep firing without turning the key in park or neutral?

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2005-05-12 07:00:07
2005-05-12 07:00:07

Sounds like the solenoid on top of the starter is bad. If the plunger return spring is broken, the starter stays engaged all the time.

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the car will not fire unless it will turn over , so the question makes no since.

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Try turning on the key?

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