Awesome. You gave me a diagram of the three branches of the United States Government. Sideways.
Could you look at the pic and read the indepth question I asked, now, and help me, please?
January, 26, 2013 AT 1:31 AM
I read the question the first time. The starter relay is in the under hood fuse box as the diagram says.
January, 26, 2013 AT 1:43 AM
Okay. Roy. Nobody understands that stuff, unless they went to mechanic's school. If I could understand that diagram you posted, (which I appreciate, ) I would not be here.
Now, describe as you would to an alien or a child where the starter relay is, in a 1996 Mercury Villager. That would help.
Thanks, again. To anyone who can help.
February, 4, 2013 AT 4:53 PM
It doesn't have a relay, per se, like a fuel pump relay. For the starter system, the solenoid is the relay, in that the small amount of voltage from the ignition switch triggers the big contacts between the battery and starter motor to close. I have the factory service manual and there is what Nissan/Mercury calls the 'inhibitor switch'. This is what is called a 'neutral safety switch' on most cars. It is located on the front of the transmission, near the bottom and has a big wiring harness connected to it. Hope this helps.