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Old 10-09-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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Starter Relay

I recently sold a 2003 Itasca Suncruiser to our daughter. When I sold it, it had a starter issue I would like to help her solve. I think I dug far enough to know the starter is working. In fact she is still using the remote starter switch I had on it, with wires dropping down through the side of the doghouse.

I understand there is probably a starter relay in the engine compartment. As best I can trace the wiring from the starter, this relay appears to be on the engine side of the wall outside of the gas peddle. I see two boxes, about 1 1/2 inch cube. They are both hard to get to, so how do I assure myself of which one is the starter relay before I attempt to remove one? Also, what is the other one for? How likely is this to be the problem vs the ignition switch if the starter itself works?

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Gas engine? Are there connections available to put a tester on? Check voltages with key on and off. Can you get close enough to hear the relay click on and off with the key? Maybe pictures.

Good luck.

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Chassis type would be good to know. Workhorse chassis with GM 8.1 engine has had a number of reports of over wires that run from ignition switch down the column. Melted connector/wires observed.

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