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Unread 01-13-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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97 xj cherokee starter relay location ??

can someone tell me where the starter relay is located on my 97 xj ? i did a search for this and came up with nothing, which i thought was kinda odd. only posts i found on this was for tj's.

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Unread 01-13-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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It's on the starter proper.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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i dont have any idea what a starter proper is, however i did find the relay. its in in the retangular black plastic fuse box located just behind the battery.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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The phrase 'the starter proper' is correct grammar for saying 'directly mounted to the starter'. I guess you missed English class the day they explained that, huh?

In all seriousness, the starter solenoid on a 97 does double duty. It engages the drive into the flywheel, and it also closes the main high-current connection to the starter windings. This is different than the older XJ's with the fender mounted Ford-type starter solenoid/relay.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #5
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could you please stay out of this post. i was looking for the starter relay you loser. not the solenoid. which i found. read thread 3.
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