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Old 05-14-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Where is the Starter Relay???

On a 94 Mustang GT, where is the Starter relay? I picked one up at the parts store to replace it and can't find the damn thing anywhere. All references I find say its on the drivers side fender, I see nothing there. Maybe I'm just blind.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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THE SELONOID on 94-95 is incorporated down on the starter
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I assume I have to remove the whole starter to get to that? Is it just two bolts holding the starter on?
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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There's a 12-vdc Bosch relay in the underhood power distribution/fuse box.......

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Ha, very nice. That may be a bit easierr to replace . Thanks for that
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Well the relay didn't fix it. Guess it is probably the solenoid on the starter itself. Of course it couldn't be the easier of the two....
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did you test the clutch switch???
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No I didn't, how you go about doing that?
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Want to check the starter w/out removing it?....... remove the starter relay from the underhood fuse box, make sure transmission is in neutral, IGN OFF, and place a wire jumper between the relay socket terminals shown below.......

If starter is toggled this way, like MJ said, the clutch switch circuit needs to be checked.




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Want to check the starter w/out removing it?....... remove the starter relay from the underhood fuse box, make sure transmission is in neutral, IGN OFF, and place a wire jumper between the relay socket terminals shown below.......

If starter is toggled this way, like MJ said, the clutch switch circuit needs to be checked.




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I just did that and it does in fact toggle the starter. How do I test the clutch switch?
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