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Old 10-22-2017, 08:33 AM   #1
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Starter problem

This has happened the last 2 times I stopped after traveling for about 200 miles. First time arrived at campground. Shut engine off, went inside to check in, came out turned ignition switch and nothing. After 3 attempts it started. Second time, same distance stopped for GAS, after. Fueling got back in turned ignition and nothing. Second try and it started. Rig is 2012. Itasca Sunova 33c. Suggestions?
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:44 AM   #3
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Check battery connections as well as grounds.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:41 AM   #4
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I've got some corrosion on the positive battery post. Would this cause the problem?
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yes, that could.
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I had a truck that did that.
Seems the heat shield for the starter was missing.
One time I tried crawling under it when I was younger, and threw water on the starter, It worked.
So maybe there is a heat shield missing on it.
Its just a piece of metal. You could even make one.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:25 PM   #7
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In the end checked connections etc. BAD starter (sigh) . Thanks for the advice
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:22 PM   #8
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In the end checked connections etc. BAD starter (sigh) . Thanks for the advice
That happens. Many times its due to a weak battery from lack of use. When the battery is weak amperage draw goes up along with heat. The 1.4 Kilowatt Starters for the V10 can heat up pretty quickly when the battery is weak doing incremental damage every time you start them.

Personally I have been happy with the Ultima Lifetime Starters from Oreilly. Replaced the 2 KW Starter in my Diesel Car with one of theirs and have been pretty happy with it. Its holding up better than the Napa Gold it replaced.

So far I have not pushed the original starter in my 2001 and its still doing fine. When the engine battery is low I use the boost switch right away or put it on the charger and wait. Even jump starting with a too low battery can result in high amperage draw and cook a starter in 30 seconds or less so caution is advisable on seldom used vehicles such as RV's.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:20 AM   #9
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I wonder if that's the deal with my Itasca/V10??

It's been sitting, winterized for about a month. Went out to start it and let engine run a bit, but she won't roll over. I know that battery is fully charged because it's on a battery minder.

I have a F350 with the V10 and have had to replace the starter twice now.
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