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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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THE SELONOID on 94-95 is incorporated down on the starter
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-14-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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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.




[IMG]local://upfiles/27355/8D791C079C0E4CDA9AF185A0C5BC6DC1.jpg[/IMG]

I just did that and it does in fact toggle the starter. How do I test the clutch switch?
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you can use an ohmeter to test for continuity switch is normally open and when depressed meter should read continuity..it's a two wire switch if I remember right??
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you can use an ohmeter to test for continuity switch is normally open and when depressed meter should read continuity..it's a two wire switch if I remember right??
Please excuse my stupidity, but when it comes to electrical stuff, I'm a dumb ***. I have a ohmmeter, what exactly do you mean by testing for continuity?
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I want to clear up exactly what the car is doing. The starter continuously tries to start the car while the battery is connected. The only way to get the starter to stop is to remove the battery or the relay. The starter it self seems to function properly just something is causing it to go crazy.
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I want to clear up exactly what the car is doing. The starter continuously tries to start the car while the battery is disconnected. The only way to get the starter to stop is to remove the battery or the relay. The starter it self seems to function properly just something is causing it to go crazy.
Did you mean connected? So once you crank the car to start, car starts and starter keeps cranking? Or is the starter just going all the time?
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I want to clear up exactly what the car is doing. The starter continuously tries to start the car while the battery is disconnected. The only way to get the starter to stop is to remove the battery or the relay. The starter it self seems to function properly just something is causing it to go crazy.
Did you mean connected? So once you crank the car to start, car starts and starter keeps cranking? Or is the starter just going all the time?
Yeah, I ment connected. My bad. The starter continues to turn as long as the battery is connected. If I unplug the relay, then it will stop.
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if it stops cranking by unplugging the relay, the starter is not your problem.

Sounds to me like your ignition switch is messed up, or you have a wiring problem
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if it stops cranking by unplugging the relay, the starter is not your problem.

Sounds to me like your ignition switch is messed up, or you have a wiring problem
So it couldn't possibly be a stuck solenoid on the starter?
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Well I'm pretty sure it's not the ignition switch, I got up under there and unplugged it and it still does the same thing with the ignition switch removed.
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Replaced the solenoid on the starter as well, no luck. This makes no damn sense....
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