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Where is the starter relay on a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX located?

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Where is the starter relay on a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX located?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

 

It's located behind the center of dash. See below.

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok I have it out how do I test it? I have checked the starter, battery, and all fuses. They are all good. When I turn the key my multimeter dose not show a voltage drop when connected to the starter. This is the last step in chane of the starting loop.
Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Here you are.

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My Relay looks like this

X XX

XXXXX

According to the picture I pulled the correct part but it dose not look the same. Which onese are 1-4?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Will you reply to the above question?
Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Nothing came thru??

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My Relay looks like this

 

X XX

XXXXX

 

According to the picture I pulled the correct part but it dose not look the same. Which onese are 1-4?

Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

The relay should have 5 pins and look like the diagram i sent.....?

 

Does this have an antitheft system?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes. According to the diagram I have the correct Relay. I am at a loss as to what to do now.

 

Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Well,,,we will see how far we can go with this.

 

So, it does have anti-theft right? Please confirm.

 

Is it an automatic or stick shift?

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes is has an anti theft but no remote and does not work. It is a stick shift.
Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Here is the starting diagram. See if you have power to the black and yellow wire at the starter, if not, then test the path back to the source (fuse) Click here

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

All Fueses are good. According to the diagram the color of the wires has revealed that someone a long long time ago in a galixy far far away changed th positions of the two relays in this car. I have located the correct one. Now how do I check it?

Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

LOL.....Real far away...

 

 

Pull the relay out and put a jumper wire in the #2 and #3 slots (not the relay)

 

Pin 2 should have voltage when trying to start it, and pin 3 goes to starter.

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes it has voltage
Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

Thanks,

 

Can you check down at the starter and see if the black and yellow wire has power to it when trying to start it......i know it aint easy..

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not tonight. I will check in the morning what results should I see. If ther is power? If there is not power?

Expert:  VirtualWrench (L J) replied 4 years ago.

If there is power there when trying to start it, then the starter is bad.

 

If there isn't power, you will need to back track that wire using the diagram i sent. Also the clutch pedal switch should have power to the green wire when cranking.

 

Good luck my friend!

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