had a little trouble starting '96 Ranger 2.3 L (starter relay clicking, no starter motor turning) and lo and behold see Ford added another part to faill. all the starter relay does is provide +12 V to solenoid mounted on starter and some other circuits that i have not got to yet. +12 Vs from battery feeds both devices and for life of me can not see use of it . any recent Ford experts out there that can shed some light? never had a Ford without solenoid mounted on inner fender or firewall. only thing it does is provide powe to solenoid and other cks at ign key "start" position - maybe some safety devise to keep power off those other ckts unless starter is being engaged.