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Q: Starting problems. What is the relay called?

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Hello what would that relay you mentioned be called

Hello. In order to answer your question I would require more details on the specifics of the issue and your vehicle’s make and model. Since you mention starting problems, I’m assuming you are talking about either a starter relay, ignition relay, or a fuel pump relay. In most cases, the relays are located in a fuse box somewhere in the engine bay, and will have a diagram with the fuse and relay names and locations somewhere on the lid. If not on the lid, the diagram can usually be found in the owner’s manual. If you need an exact diagnosis and repair, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the starting problem and proceed with corrections.

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