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Starter relay?

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Re: Starter relay?

Post by cn90 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:09 pm

oldschoolvolvo wrote:awesome! thank you!
Please post an update what you find.
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Re: Starter relay?

Post by oldschoolvolvo » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:33 am

it's not a common occurrence, but typically happens when there is a sharp change in the weather, another reason for me to suspect moisture is getting into the relay. i'll pull the relay at some point to look at it, but for some reason was under the impression that my car didn't have a starter relay??
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Re: Starter relay?

Post by BEJinFbk » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:03 pm

I'd suggest starting simple and beginning at the beginning. Ignition switch.
It's a part of the car that gets used every time you drive and does wear out.
From there, run down the circuit towards the starter. It's all in the diagrams.
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Re: Starter relay?

Post by luckykolo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:46 pm

Hi, anyone has a starter's relay diagram explaining which contact is connecting to what and voltages passing through? Thanks

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