Starter Solenoid Relay

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, Lukeyboy46

Post Reply
Eric2205
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Has thanked: 1 time

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by Eric2205 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:03 am

Hi,

My SE5a is an automatic and the chassis number is 931060
Also my car must have two solenoids
"solenoid assembly, starter motor" and "starter solenoid relay"

Could you tell where I can find the "starter solenoid relay"

Regards, Eric



User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 35804
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 817 times

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am

If fitted, it’s on the inner wing just behind the battery. When Reliant changed the starters to pre-engaged type, they left the old solenoid on the wing (presumably to use up remaining stock of looms) and just ran a new wire to the starter. I’ve removed mine as it’s not really needed.

Item 18 - top left
61FB57D4-98A6-423E-9C7A-FDE352C06376.png
61FB57D4-98A6-423E-9C7A-FDE352C06376.png (359.83 KiB) Viewed 229 times


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 24083
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 527 times
Contact:

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:16 am

They used it an a starter inhibitor relay - somewhat overkill but my ‘74 5a (Auto) had one. Was on the “shelf” somewhere by the wiper motor if I remember correctly.


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 35804
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 817 times

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:37 am

Battery > fuse box > wiper motor > starter relay IIRC? I have a battery kill switch where the relay used to be.

I don’t think the auto really needs a solenoid, you could fit a normal relay?

Edit - you can see it in this photo from Dave Poole’s sporting-reliant site.
7784494F-3300-4E69-BBAC-3FA52FA662F7.jpeg
7784494F-3300-4E69-BBAC-3FA52FA662F7.jpeg (264.22 KiB) Viewed 219 times


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 24083
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 527 times
Contact:

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:47 am

Yep - except on the auto it had the white/red wires for the starter solenoid where you’d expect to see the battery cables attached. I remember it because it seemed odd. Main battery cable went straight to the (pre-engaged) starter as normal.


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

Eric2205
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Has thanked: 1 time

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by Eric2205 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:44 pm

Thank you for all this informations
I'll look on my car this evening

My starter and it's solenoid

Image



User avatar
David Tew
RSSOC Member
Posts: 272
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:09 am
Location: Cotswolds
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by David Tew » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 pm

When I fitted a later-type starter motor to my Coupe I wasn't too keen on a permanently live high-amperage feed running between the block and the manifolds so I left the remote solenoid in place and put a link on the starter between the main feed and the solenoid connector. It works fine and gives me a little peace of mind - not that I'm a worrier! :wink:

Mind you, I do have long-branch manifolds and I think the cable is closer to them than the normal single down-pipe.

Eric, I'd give those connections a clean and remake the solenoid connector.


SE4B Coupe - rebuilt on brand-new chassis.
RSSOC member since 1978. 😲
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you.

Eric2205
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Has thanked: 1 time

Starter Solenoid Relay

Post by Eric2205 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:45 pm

I'm agree with you : the solenoid cooector must be remake and all connections must be clean



Post Reply

Return to “Se5/5a”