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Is ther a main relay on this car?

Tried jumping it off with jumper cables would not engage starter

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It'll be the brushes inside the starter if no noise at all about 80dollars nz for starter service

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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U must mean the starter relay, there is no other relay for the starter, that is part of the starter.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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From the key switch, power goes thru the alarm relay, then the clutch safety switch or automatic selector switch, then to the starter relay. The fourth wire on the starter relay is a ground.
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You should check the battery. The true test is a load test. Does jumping the battery using jumper cables make any difference? If it starts, change the battery. I take it to check the starter you jumpered the solenoid contact on the starter to the battery correct? Have you tried wiggling the battery cables as you turn the key? They can corrode and fail internally. Are the engine and chassy ground connections clean and tight?

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