[ROVERNET - UK] Re:Starter relays
rweasel at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 08:20:04 BST 2007
The starter and solenoid were replaced as a unit earlier. After
removing the relay, it is marked 22RA under the rust. With the relay
free, the wiring looks more than a bit tatty. I suppose I will have to
try each wire and work my way through it.
I used to service busses, so I guess I can find my way around a Rover.
hmm, well maybe not. Still, at least there's no air assisted starter
solenoid like the Flxibles used, so that's a plus.
On 04/07/07, John Burkhard <burkhaj at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi Again Reverend
> Now we know that your car is an automatic and has the the pre-engaged type
> starter there could be other problems with the starting system other than
> the relay. As we do not know your automobile repair and electrical skills,
> I will just hit the high points.
> I. There are four major parts and the wiring connecting then in the system.
> 1. The INHIBITOR SWITCH. On the A/T is a safety device preventing the
> engine from starting in gear.
> 2. The STARTER RELAY controls current to the starter solenoid.
> 3. The STARTER MOTOR SOLENOID. This device is mounted on the starter motor
> and engages the drive gear into the flywheel ring gear and then directs
> battery power to the starter motor.
> 4. The STARTER MOTOR
> II. Almost all the system testing can be done at the relay. If the
> solenoid fails the operattion test the starter should be removed and bench
> III. If the starter relay needs to be replaced almost any, normanlly-open,
> single pole, single throw, four or five spade, 30 amp, round, rectangle,
> metal or plastic starter relay should work. Celia may be a bit mixed up as
> the Lucas parts book shows the model 6RA relay, part number 33213 as a
> rectangular metal unit with two mounting points. Large and clunky could be
> a regular Lucas solenoid, round or square, for the inertia-type starters.
> Celia may think of that solenoid as a relay as it works like one.
> About the wiring, yes the battery cable does go to the solenoid. But it
> takes all this other stuff to make it work. About your service manual
> wiring diagram, look for the Circuit Diagram for cars with Automatic
> Transmission. Lastly be sure you notice the gauge of the wires and where
> they go. A test lamp and a Volt Ohm meter should be used to verify where
> the wires go. If you are not comfortable with all this information I
> think it would be best to send your car out to a porfesional for repair.
> Take Care. jb
> > I wonder if someone would be able help me just a bit. My 1968 2000SC
> > has a Lucas 6RA starter relay fitted. Celia, at Scarborough Faire
> > says the relay was either originally round, or large and clunky like
> > an Austin Healey.
> > My Autopress book's wiring diagramme suggests there may not even have
> > been a relay, but wiring went direct to the solenoid on the starter.
> > Does anyone know what the original fitment might have been? What kind of
> > Just to make things a bit more iteresting, the coloured wiring has
> > perished, and I have a rat's nest of black.
> > Perhaps, if i can get this sorted, I can start the headstrong little
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