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95 7.3 powerstroke relay/starter issues

Hi my name is Jenn and I have a 95 7.3 f250 turbo diesel. I have read alot of posts about the 7.3 relay issues so I just tryed to replace my relay, and when I put the new one(a napa Part) in, my starter wont turn over so I then put back in my old relay and the starter works. I am at a loss as to what to do. I tryed using my voltmeter to check across for power and am not sure why I get 12.7v across between the two large posts on both of the relays, If it is a relay shouldn't it only switch on when the key is on to the wait light? Any help would be appreciated.
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Are you changing the starter relay or the the glow plug relay?

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I believe i am changing the glowplug relay. do they look the same?
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Yep the glowplug is on the front top of motor passenger side. Its a 4 post relay.

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The only relay I can see is on the passenger side, to the rear of the battery, beside the antifreeze resevour, mounted to the side of the chassie but it only has 3 posts? Am I just not seeing the glowplug relay?
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Yeah thats your starting relay for the starting circuit. The glow plug relay should be where I said it was near the fuel filter housing. Give it a look one more time should be there

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Thanks so much just found it under the turbo cover. hope this is the problem Thanks again. ~Jenn
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You bet yeah sorry I should have told you about the plastic engine cover

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Hello Jenn and welcome to the site! This site is full of great folks who are more than willing to help. All you have to do is ask. I hope you were able to fix your problem. Enjoy your time spent here and make yourself at home.

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