Hi all out there, and compliments of the season.
I have an EF, that has an intermittent staring problem. Sometimes it starts, and sometimes it doesn't, and there is no pattern that I can discern as to when it will or wont start.
I have done the following:
1) checked the ECU reading when it doesn't start, and the code I get back is 111 which is supposed to mean it's o.k.
2) checked the starter motor connections, and hereby hangs a tale. If I check the wire going to the solenoid, I can get a 11 volt reading, and then it starts. I can also get a low voltage reading, and it wont start. Sounds logical.
3) I have replaced the gearbox inhibitor switch ( @ $80 thank you very much )
What I need to know is firstly, where is the starter relay and what does it look like? And secondly, according to the wiring diagram, there is what is called a starter resistor in the curcuit, with a diode. Again, does anybody know where that is, and what it looks like?
I am sure the problem is in the starter cuicuit, i.e. between the switch and the s/motor, as everything else works that is connected to the ignition switch.
If anybody has any ideas or clues, I would be really gatefull