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My 2008 Suburban stalled at 70 mph, we coasted to a stop. Engine won't restart.

BandoleroBandolero Member Posts: 1
edited June 2023 in Chevrolet
Symptom: When trying to restart starting motor continues to run when key is released, until key completely turned off.

Answers

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,644
    Sounds like a short in the starter.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2013 Ford F-150, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,745
    It's a common strategy today that the engine control module has total control of starting the engine. The start command only needs to be momentarily and the system keeps cranking for a period of time or until the engine starts which ever happens first. When there is a problem where the engine doesn't start having the starter crank for fifteen to twenty seconds (depending on temperature inputs) would be normal behavior for the system.
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