Mechanics

INHIBITOR RELAY REPLACEMENT

2001 Nissan Maxima

I recently replaced the starter on my 2001 Nissan Maxima (it was verified no good). The stater motor manufacturer recommends you also replace the inhibitor relay at the same time. Why is this and is it necessary? Car seems to start fine now.
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Cdeland
May 16, 2011.



When a starter goes bad it may draw excessive current. Some of this current passes through the relay and can severely weaken it.

Wrenchtech
May 16, 2011.
Thank you very much, I'll probably replace it to be safe.

Tiny
Cdeland
May 16, 2011.