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Cranking over, is there a starter relay

In morning, turn key, no crank, second try works fine all day, next morning same

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i guess you piggybacking, 2008 post.
sure.? cant tell really your post is not time stamped. PLEASE,start your own post?,.
and tell what engine you have., and trans.
and if the car is Auto or stick
the Answer is yes and no.!

automatic or manual trans,
(they are very different)
both cars have crank blocking devices. by law.

M/t clutch switch (depressed to crank)
A/T P/N switch. (must be in P/N to crank)
A/t has relay , stick shift m/t not.
here is the factory schematic,
fixya wrecks it. but
if you look close , it has relay on A/T cars
(automatic transmissions)_
end easter egg hunt 10000...
look close the 2 drivetrans are on one page.
left auto, right stick and lands same place starter.
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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2016

    yet another easter egg hunt,
    and zero drive line stated.
    100000 of posts like this.
    owner/driver has no idea what's under the hood
    nor what transmission they have.
    zero inputs.

    btw this car really is a
    Isuzu Impulse

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2016

    see why guessing is silly. (1 of 11)
    bad key switch
    bad relay, if a/t
    bad wiring
    bad connectors
    bad shifter p/n switch, (when any a/t car fails to crank wiggle the shifter, omg its going bad, as all do.. eventiually.
    wires loose on the key line from key to starter. end to end
    corrosion on that line end to end.
    battery has issues, battery lugs rusty.
    battery cable lugs loose. 4 ends. not just 2.
    stater going out.

    we use a volt meter, and end all the guessing
    10v-12v cranking is good
    0v bad.
    7v bad.
    8v chatter.
    9v acts funny (can crank and fail )temperature dependant and oil thick.
    10v cranks good. on up to 12v.

    we use a volt meter when failed.
    not working.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2016

    the starter can fail inside, 5 or more ways
    we dont worry that, we replace them when hot wiring them fails.
    a 5min test.
    and bam.
    some i fix but cleaning and lubing the pinon shaft inside. some even rust. in salt belt.
    i can bench test any starter made.
    all auto repair books in print cover this.
    all of it.. RTM?


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this is usually an indication that the starter solenoid and/or starter is getting ready to die.
You may know this or not but bear with me in a short explanation of the solenoid/starter operation.

The starter uses a large amount of current. The ignition key cannot switch that large current so we use a starter solenoid (actually just a relay). When you turn the key to start the engine. the key applies 12 volts to the starter solenoid which closes the relay and applies 12 volts (at high current) to the starter motor, which engages the flywheel of the engine and cranks the motor to start it. Since the starter uses so much current it is a limited life item, especially on a car that is older.

This condition you have right now will in all likelihood get worse.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS please give me a rating Thks

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2016

    the a/t has one more part to fail
    and storm is an...
    Isuzu Impulse
    same car and same
    4xe1 engine.
    this fact helps you find facts , books and real drawings on starting system easy
    ask, have them i do.
    next time post what transmission is in car.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2016

    we can guess all day.
    got a voltmeter,? (a $10 tool at walfart?)
    when it fails this is so easy to find
    in like 1 to 3 meter readings.
    oops, battery is intermittent.
    oops, starter key line is intermittent.
    oops. all above ok,
    i can hot wire starter. at fail.
    a: cranks, perfect, not starter is it.
    b: no cranks, voltages good, bad starter.
    normal cranking voltage is about 10-11vdc.
    warm is 11v, very cold 10v.
    8v the solenoids all chatter, (by design)

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2016

    another way is using jumper cables
    starts every time, i do this, when it fails to crank. (and now cranks every time)
    means?, your battery is intermittent.
    use a voltmeter,at battery turn key at fail
    11vdc is the normal reading, in temperate climates. (eg , not in Alaska a whole other story)



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