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Old 08-06-2007, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Starter relay location - 1987 Turbo?

My Dad just shipped me his '87 Turbo 5 sp (original owner) for my next project car. When I went to pick it up at the terminal, it wouldn't start. Funny, because it drove right on the truck. Oh well. No click, no nothing. So after a $250 tow home, I found that the starter and solenoid were fine, after hooking a jumper from the battery to the smaller (ignition switch) terminal on the starter.

Where is the starter relay located on this model? My Haynes manual really doesn't shed much light on this subject. Is there a way to test the relay? Does anybody know what terminal to check to see that the ignition switch is sending juice to the relay? Thanks!
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No Click, No nothing. Are you sure it's not the alarm? The factory alarm will disable the starter and you must reset it before it'll kick.
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No Click, No nothing. Are you sure it's not the alarm? The factory alarm will disable the starter and you must reset it before it'll kick.
Funny you should mention that. It had an intermittent problem with the alarm arming itself, so the last shop that worked on it pulled the harness to the alarm brain. When I received the car, that was one of the first things my Dad mentioned.

To make a long story short, I guess the shop had jumpered a ground wire to the security system harness, and it had fallen out as the car was trucked up north. I ended up just making a little harness for the starter relay itself and manually grounding terminal #3. They had just rigged it... ...and done a poor job. This may be, however, a useful piece of info for someone whose OEM security system acts up. I don't want to see another test light or wiring schematic for at least a few weeks...
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