Car tries to staqrt when connecting battery after replacing crank position sensor

MelMel OrlandoMember Posts: 3
edited August 2018 in Cadillac
My Escalade started stalling when idling or at low RPM while driving when stopping or accelerating . I replaced the crank position sensor and when I attempted to reconnect the battery the vehicle started trying to crank. It didn't start but it is trying to. I removed the starter to get to the sensor and had to remove the ground from the solenoid to get the starter out. Anyone ever had this issue?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    I wonder if you grounded the wrong wire? Or if the solenoid is now sticking?

    You might give the starter a good rap with a wooden block or a hammer (don't pound it too hard).
  • MelMel OrlandoMember Posts: 3
    Your right. It was the solenoid. I didn't get the tab in the slot and it was touching another bolt. Its fine now. Thanks for getting back to me.
  • MelMel OrlandoMember Posts: 3
    I'm referring to the tab on the ground wire to the solenoid.
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