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Chrysler Repair/relay starter for Chrysler 300 2005


Went to start my car and it started and cut out when I tryed to re start it won't cut on. I can hear click from fuse box I have the starter relay just don't know where the relay fuse is in box. Can u tell me where is the relay fuse.

Hi Brandi,
The fuse actuation coil is powered by fuse 10 (5 amp) and so long as the relay clicks that fuse is fine. The important current that passes through the relay points and goes to the starter's solenoid switch (which is what clicks loudly) at the starter comes from fuse 20 (20 amp) so that would be the one to check first. If it is good then either the starter relay's internal points are oxidized/corroded or the yellow/gray wire from the relay socket pin 87 to the starter solenoid is 'open' (the wire color changes along the way and is light green at the starter solenoid), or the solenoid switch at the starter isn't responding even though it is getting current from the relay points. You could check at the starter motor light green wire to see it is shows 12v when the relay clicks. Or you could check for continuity between the relay socket pin 87 (which is the middle one of the three pins that are side-by-side)and the place where the light green wire attaches at the starter proper. If it shows 12v and/or the wire is continuous, but the starter won't activate, then the starter solenoid switch is bad or the stater armature is not connecting well to the brushes inside. You could then try tapping on the side of the starter motor with a hammer while a helper tries the key in the start position to see if you can 'jar' the starter into action.
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