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Old 06-25-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Will not start

Went out to pack the motor home for our weekend getaway, and the engine will not start. One Center shows the chassis battery at 12.8. Checked the batteries with a volt meter and they read 13.0.

The instrument panel goes through its start up and the only warning light is the low air warning. When I turn the key to start, the radio and backup camera monitor go black.

The volt meter in the instrument panel does not move when I turn the key.

Any Ideas?
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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I believe your voltage is too low to crank the engine. Do you have a switch on the dash that will put all batteries in unison to emergency start the engine? If not try boosting the chassis battery to start
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Tried the battery booster switch and no difference.

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Check your battery terminals. 12.8V is plenty to start your engine. Maybe a bad connection on the battery cables.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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Bad ground at frame.
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Dirty connections, could be dirty battery terminals, too.
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Todays update. I had a mobile tech come out. He checked the normal stuff, battery charge, terminal tightness, and trying to start with battery boost. He then moved onto checking voltages at the start solenoid and starter, then all the fuses and relays.

After all this, it looks like I have a faulty ignition switch. When you put the key in and turn to on, then to start, nothing happens. But if you turn it to accessory then back to start, the engine turned over every time.
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Todays update. I had a mobile tech come out. He checked the normal stuff, battery charge, terminal tightness, and trying to start with battery boost. He then moved onto checking voltages at the start solenoid and starter, then all the fuses and relays. After all this, it looks like I have a faulty ignition switch. When you put the key in and turn to on, then to start, nothing happens. But if you turn it to accessory then back to start, the engine turned over every time.
Thanks for the update.

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Old 06-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
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Check to make sure your switch is tight ... my fuel gauge was very erratic ... it would flicker between empty and full and settle to the correct level ...

A fellow Winnebago owner suggested I tighten my switch because it was losing ground ... I tightened the switch ... the problem went away 5 years ago and has not returned ...

So make sure your switch is tight in your dash ... it might be losing ground
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