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Old 02-14-2015, 06:35 PM   #1
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Will not start 1999 helpline

Does anyone know of a mobile diesel mechanic in the Las Vegas area that I can trust my coach will not start I can't get it to a shop is a pay for a lowboy to come and get it but I need someone to come here and look at it and if and if he is trustful I can have them fix it here to start. Check the batteries I've checked all the connections I even changed the solenoid in the engine bay I have power to the starter but I can't get it to energize all its flat will make a noise so that anybody knows of one I would sure appreciate it this is a 1999 Alpine thanks for any help thanks Ernie.

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Old 02-14-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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I had the same thing happen to my last coach a 99 Alpine. It turned out to to be an electronic part that activates the fuel pump. Cummings was able to fix the problem after I had it towed to their shop. My problem couldn't be fixed in the field.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:11 PM   #3
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If you have Good Sam or Coach Net, they can refer a mobile mechanic. You could also call the local Cummins dealer and they should have mobile mechanics.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:18 PM   #4
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Hello Ernie, there is a second starter solenoid on the starter it's self. I would check the second solenoid and jump it to see if that will engage the starter. It could be a bad starter.

Did you check the batteries including the ground cable for a good connection.

If you have Good Sam or Coach Net they will tow you a qualified repair facility as part of the insurance you paid for.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:43 PM   #5
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Will not start 1999 helpline

I had a similar problem when I was in Missoula, MT this summer. I had replaced the solenoid on the firewall in an attempt to resolve the issue about 3 weeks earlier, it turns out it was the solenoid on the starter. The solenoid on the starter could be changed, however we elected to change the entire assembly including the on starter solenoid. As it was explained to me the new model has an upgraded model that has a larger input voltage. It is made by Delco Remy and available from Freightliner (see attached photo).Click image for larger version

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Did you get your MH started? If so, What was the fix. Thanks Gator
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:35 PM   #7
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I want to thank everybody for their help in this matter. I cleaned all the cables put in a new Solenoid and the service bay. As per Dave Fernandez I called good Sam told them the problem I'm having They sent out a tech And found the problem to be the starter. I also asked if they knew of the mobile mechanic.They sent gearhead mobile he could not get the starter to engage And went through all the connections. I had him pulled starter which weighs about 50 pounds thanks to drdavema Also known as Dave Fenway for the picture of the replacement starter which weighs half of the old one. Tom from gearhead came back the next day and installed the new one in the Alpine It lives again . If you need a mechanic in the Las Vegas area give Tom a call at 702-510-2873 or 661-607-6735 thanks again for all the help on this matter. Ernie.

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