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ktowner351
11-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Has anyone on here had hassle with the little relay on the fender?? I have an intermittent starting issue... I'm thinking that the relay is going flaky or there's a bad ground somewheres... its got lots of juice.. gm alt swap, big three upgrade and the starters not that old but thinkig maybe could be a culprit. . Everytime I've had hassle I've wiggled aroind that relay and plug and something moves and it works again... I know its not the clutch switch... any insight???

4skin
11-14-2013, 06:05 PM
Assuming its on the ferd and yes they do go bad

Happypants
11-14-2013, 06:19 PM
chances are the plates are either melted or rusted together in the solenoid, I heated mine up really good when the fuel line to the tank in my diesel broke, lol and had to replace it, try jumping the posts on the solenoid, and if it starts, chacnes are the solenoid is fucked

85chevy
11-14-2013, 07:05 PM
Check the ground for the relay and make sure there isn't some interesting wiring that could be causing it. If you can rule that out then try replacing the relay

Happypants
11-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Check ur signal wire too, stick a test light in it and turn the key, if it comes on then ur signal wire is fine

4skin
11-14-2013, 09:04 PM
Or if truck has a alarm in it seen that cause no starts more than once

ktowner351
11-15-2013, 10:54 AM
Assuming its on the ferd and yes they do go bad

Lol assuming its on the Toyota hence the section I've selected...

ktowner351
11-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Its old with no alarm.. wiring is fairly straight forward... this is a relay not a solnoid so their is no posts sticking out to jump... ill have to chwck the signal wire.. just hope to hell someone is with me next time it happens to turn the key

Griswold
11-15-2013, 11:30 AM
Check the ground for the relay and make sure there isn't some interesting wiring that could be causing it. If you can rule that out then try replacing the relay

X2 try changing the relay. a buddy of mine had a similar issue and they ended up changing the relay. but check the ground too.

I had an issue with my open circuit relay when it suddenly desided to stop supplying the fuel pump with power. That's the relay up under the dash on the passenger side above the computer. I ended up running a new wire to my fuel pump. But that was a different issue than you have. but keep it in mind if it ever happens to you.

[cheers] and good luck.

Happypants
11-15-2013, 02:20 PM
Skyjackers truck broke the signal wire
To the ignition years ago and it wouldn't start, or bump start,

Griswold
11-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Then my signal wire from the ignition broke so I just put in a momentary switch

ktowner351
11-18-2013, 03:31 PM
Lol I won't be having that problem... no more fuel pump I'm playin with bbq fuel!

ktowner351
11-18-2013, 03:31 PM
Thanks guysi think this should give me some starting points

Griswold
11-18-2013, 08:24 PM
Yeah my F150 is too :D