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Old 10-29-2015, 06:38 PM   #1
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Starting Battery

Ihave a friend who has a 2000 Intrigue, 350 HP Cummings, replaced starting battery less than a year ago, now it doesn't have enough power to start the coach. It's a 1425 CCA Battery. Is that powerful enough, or should he have one with more CCA?
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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that is the same size as i have, no problem yet. make sure his charging/maintaining system is robust. a few times in hungry mode with extended period will destroy it.
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Plenty of CCA to start the ISC. First thing to do is separate the battery from the coach and use a good charger to charge it. Then do a load test.

If the coach is plugged in all the time, is the Echo charger charging the chassis battery?
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That battery should be plenty for an ISC although the starter may be going too. Had that happen with our '02 Dutch Star.
I don't know about the ISC but some ISX's start hard and need a Denso geared starter. I replaced all four of our 925 CCA batteries and it is still slow to turn over.
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For the life of me I can't see why Country Coach used two 8d 1400 cca batteries to start my little 330hp Detriot.
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