Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where is it?

Thanks

Norm

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Comment by Norman Silverman on September 1, 2019 at 2:03am

Water pump.....Nasty. 

Comment by Jason Edge on August 31, 2019 at 9:04pm

Norm, That is great news. The solenoid replacement is one of the rare things on these GM cars they actually made pretty easy to replace .. at least once the starter is removed.  Just think if it was that easy to replace the water pump!

Comment by Norman Silverman on August 31, 2019 at 8:43pm

Forgot to mention: Jason: The Duralast Solenoid replacement you sold me fit perfectly and the whole process of changing it took about the same time it takes to read this post. 

Thanks!

Comment by Jason Edge on August 31, 2019 at 6:26pm

That's great news!

Comment by Norman Silverman on August 31, 2019 at 3:20pm

Job done! Starting function returned to a condition of alacrity. ONE NOTE: Because I had purchased and installed a complete custom fabricated exhaust system, the crossover pipe was made a little short, which resulted in our needing to detach the left and right intermediate pipes from the manifold and pull them down a bit in order to remove the (original) starter. The actual swapping out of the Solenoid was as represented: easy. 

Norm 

Comment by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 7:58pm

Read it. Got it. Thanks!

Comment by Jason Edge on August 30, 2019 at 6:59pm

Starter Solenoid serves the function. The large battery cable connects to solenoid switch as does the blue "switched" wire from the ignition switch. For a full description of the 63/64 Cadillac Starting System Basics I just posted a write-up I had meant to add to the Help Page way back. Here is a link: http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/topics/starting-system

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