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2015-08-13 18:42:05
2015-08-13 18:42:05

Your ignition relay might be bad if you have good power at the battery, but nothing happens at the starter when you turn the key, all the lights light up and everything appears normal, but the starter will not engage. You may also hear a click when turning the key to start, but nothing else.


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My ignition relay was damaged and it caused my starter to go out, which cause my car to shut down.

it is a fuse that protects the ignition relay from too much current. a bad fuse would cause a no start, and if you pull the fuse, its center core will be burnt out if it is bad.

Ignition relay is probably shot. It is in the power distribution block in the motor comprtment.

No, check if you haven't blown an ignition relay or fuse

you cant does it click when you switch on ignition if not change it.

A fuel pump relay provides power to turn on fuel pump. A relay allows small current to control high current- example- a starter relay-- If you didnt have a starter relay- the big thick starter wires would have to run to the ignition switch, and then back to the starter. with a relay- you only have little tiny wires running to the ignition switch... when you turn the ignition switch on, a little bit of current goes through the tiny wires to the relay- which powers a coil- which then makes the contacts inside the relay connect- which then allows the high current to run through the big wires to the starter. kinda simple- but can be confusing. carmine C-

Hey Mike==Either someone wired it up wrong or the relay is hanging. I would bet someone has run a wire streight to the ignition. Check it out. The ecm is supposed to ground the relay for 2 seconds when the ignition swith is turned on. GoodluckJoe

might be starter relay, or the crank circuitry from the switch or to the starter from the relay. I would trace back from the starter to the starter relay back through the neutral safety switch to the ignition switch.

The main relay will give an check engine light to indicate that the electrical system is bad.

It sound like an electical problem. I would think it to be a defective switch, relay or wiring . Try pulling out the relay or fuse.

Could be, Contacts have high resistance (dirty contacts), Overloaded circuit,

check the wiring change the starter relay and clean ignition switch with electicial cleaner.

I had a main relay go bad on my old accord some years back. If I remember correctly, nothing would happen when I turned the ignition key. After waiting a little while for the relay to cool, the car would start just fine. I found a replacement relay on the internet at a good price and everything went well.

I would expect that the power for the fuel pump would be supplied through the ignition switch so I would start there, that is check the ignition switch. Also check the associated wiring for cuts or possibly a loose plug connection.

Chances are there is no polarity. An ignition coil is simply a wound of wires used to generate high voltage. But you may find a marking on it such as a "+" or a red wire wich would indicate the positive electrode.

I had the same problem. Putting in a new starter relay and changing out the battery cables fixed the issue.

the a\c clutch for the compressor is probably staying on when you turn the car off. It could be the ignition switch. or a bad relay.

Dead cell in the battery. A light is on drawing power from the battery. You may also have a relay that is stuck.

if a fuel pump relay is bad the fuel pump will not even come on. It could cause the vehicle to stall but I would look elsewhere first. Have a mechanic check the fuel pressure. You can check the relay by applying 12 volts to the coil side of the relay and that will cause the contacts to close and you can check voltage at the contact side of the relay. If your fuel pressure is fine I would check the ignition system. Are you getting fire to all your spark plugs. Is the check engine light on? The ignition control module can cause a stall when it get hot. More troubleshooting is needed to pin point the problem.. 1997 are prone to having a bad ignition switch. It can cause stalling, hard shifting, crazy dashlights, hard start, no start,

Some vehicles electrical system is designed for the fan to run-on after the ignition has been switched off. If the fan switches on when you switch the ignition on from cold, this would indicate a faulty thermostatic switch, these are often fitted to the radiator and it will have two wires attached. To eliminate this as a problem, switch the ignition on when the engine is cold, if the fan starts carefully disconnect one of the wires (beware of rotating fan!) - the fan should stop, if this happens you will need to replace the switch. I hope this helps I would have to say it is probably a stuck relay.

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