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Old 07-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Generator not starting

Our 2004 Intrigue is perfect in every way for us.

One small issue, the generator will not start.

Not from control panel, bedroom or even directly from the generator.

Batteries are charged, the coach starts, I have 12 volt, but no generator.

Is there an additional breaker somewhere that I might have missed?

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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It might have blowen the fuse under the push button on the gennie itself
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Oil level, fuel level not above 1/4 tank, may prevent the engine starting. Coolant level also.

Does the engine turn over but not start, start but not run, or not turn over at all?

If it trys to start but does not start, try cracking an injector and cranking the engine until fuel is seen exiting the injector. That may relieve air from the system.

If it starts but will not run, you may have a failed voltage regulator among other things.

If it does not turn over at all, check for fuses behind the start switch on the generator and trace voltage from the batteries to the start switch with a voltmeter.

My manual for the generator has flow charts that can be used to troubleshoot generator starting and running problems.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:30 AM   #4
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No it dose turn over, completely DEAD!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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Sorry meant to say, nothing happens, it is just dead.

I will look for the fuses etc when I go over to the storage area tomorrow.

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Also check your wires. A bad ground or positive cable at the generator will cause the same problem.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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if this is a liquid propane type gen set you have to drain the residue from the propane every yr or it will work its way up into the system and not let any propane get to the motor... there should be a small pet cock under the gen set to do this with.. this happend to me and i had to have it in the shop to clean it out...
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Ok, in that case i would have someone hold the crank button while i went around the motor home and wiggle some wires(like the other tread said) then when you find the bad connection the gen will turn over...
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Also check your wires. A bad ground or positive cable at the generator will cause the same problem.
X2. Check both POS and NEG connections at the generator. Then follow the NEG cable to the frame. Then remove, clean connection and re-connect. Frame ground connections are notorious for going bad because of water, salt and other corrosives they are subjected to.
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Everyone,

The cleaning of the negative cable did the trick and she runs like a Swiss watch ( if Swiss watch makers made diesel generators).

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions.

I really appreciate the help.

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