Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Marion Center, Pennsylvania
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ummm, there are safer ways of checking the relay! LOL
use a multimeter and measure voltage coming from the battery into the relay. it should be 12 to 14 volts. next push the start button while measuring what is coming out the other terminal of the relay. it should be the same as the voltage measured going in. if it is the same, the problem is in the wiring to the starter or the starter itself. if it is considerably less or 0, then the relay is at fault.
the start switch is another potential problem area, but if the relay is clicking then i doubt the switch is bad. to check to see if the switch is good, measure voltage at the small wire to the relay. it should be the same as battery voltage when the switch is pushed.
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