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I replaced the starter on my 97 infiniti i30 and the tech

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I replaced the starter on my 97 infiniti i30 and the tech bulletin said to change the starter relay and the inhibitor relay if it has one. I found the inhibitor relay, but does it also have a starter relay?
JA: How many miles are on the car? How old is the battery?
Customer: 200000 + miles battery is in good shape
JA: Are you fixing your I30 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, The starter was bad so I replaced it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

This vehicle doesn't have a separate starter relay. The inhibitor relay performs the function of the starter relay as well.

Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

This is a quote directly from the infiniti manual on this car:

"The A/T vehicle has an inhibitor relay that supplies battery voltage to the starter solenoid. The inhibitor relay is located in relay box #2 in the engine compartment behind the driver's headlight. The cover over the relay box may identify the relay as "inhibit"/"clutch interlock". The cover can say clutch interlock which is the relay for the manual transmission equipped vehicles."

Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

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