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Old 03-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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My Bosch starter would always go clickity click click when it would rain, or if there would be moisture in the air. Other than bad weather it would always work fine. I decided to replace it with the more reccomended nippondenso (according to what I was told on this site) And now after it was installed the starter will not turn the engine over. there is no noise, not even the relay clicking or engaging, I used to hear before I switched starters.

I took apart the relay and turned the key on amd pushed the contacts of the relay together and the starter started the engine.

I since replaced the relay but still nothing, no relay contact click noise, no starter engagement-nothing. Do you really think It could be another bad relay.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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Light brown with a yellow stripe wire going to that relay, ground it and the ignition switch will work. That's the neuteral safety wire on an automatic (if you have an auto, you need to fix the reverse/neuteral switch on it).
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #3
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Sounds kinda obvious but ill state it neway. Make sure battery is fully charged, I had similar probs on my glh. If the batt is low enuff the relays wont wrk, but u can still have enuff volts to start if u jump the relay. Will it start correctly on jumpers or batt charger?
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Battery is brand new just bought it at the dodge dealership-$137.00, it is fully charged.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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The connection from the starter solenoid is a single wire that terminates at a plug near the battery. I would check the plug for good continuity. Unplug, clean, dielectric grease and try again.
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It's the freakin neuteral safety wire that needs to be grounded. This problem is as old as TD's. Happens on a weekly basis. Ground that brown-yellow wire, it'll work.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
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Thank you for your help UNA, it was exactly that. The ground wire broke off the eyehole connector on the bolt to the tranny.
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Yup..... Been there, did that. Brown and yellow wire that grounds to the tranny case was my problem also. I even bought a 2nd starter and installed it and still no joy...well till I was told here to check that wire!
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