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where is my starter relay?

Discussion in 'Dodge Avenger Electrical Problems and Questions' started by Tmusser3, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Tmusser3

    Tmusser3 New Member

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    I can't seem to find anything on it at all on Google and here. Any help would be nice.

    Car occasionally doesn't start and just clicks. I can hold the key on start and it clicks like 3 times. Sound is coming from starter area, could be my solenoid but I'm gunna start cheap and see if I can't fix it.
     
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    Starter solinoids are easily repaired with a kit. Take off starter, open up solinoid assy, replace internal contacts and reassemble. About an hour start to finish and about $20 for the kit compared to $hundreds for a new starter. I go this route any time I have a starter issue.


    The relay is the middle one of the three relays in the fuse box under the hood. These are on the outer edge.
     
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    Get your battery tested first! If your battery is not sending enough power to the starter, then all you'll hear is clicks.
     
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    So battery tested good at 12.55......
    And I don't think relay is in fuse box

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    Its the amps, not the volts

    ever notice the CA and CCA labels on batteries? that is Cracking Amps and Cold Cranking Amps

    Takes a lot of juice to get the starter to spin the flywheel

    Also, your owner's manual and the lid to the fuse box should have a layout of what is in there.
     
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    The only way to test a battery is with a load test. Most auto parts store or service centers have one and it doesn't take long to test. Preferred method is with the battery out of the vehicle.
     
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    Never use a multi-meter/volt meter as a "battery test" as they are showing you the surface charge and can't put a load on the battery and actually test it, this will also not tell you if you have a dead cell.

    Best and simplest battery tester on the market is made by Midtronics.
     
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    Well I just replaced the battery but I suppose if the alternator is going out then the battery would be as well as it wouldn't charge it up.
     
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    Having same issue battery is tested good hought a new relay but no where in sight to replace it where is the relay located
     

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