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Old 11-15-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 Motor Home with the W22 workhorse 8.1 For some time now when I start the engine when it is hot it will act like the battery is low. I replaced the battery thinking that was the problem and made sure I replaced it with a 950 cranking amps from NAPA. Well it did not help my problem so now I am think it is either starter solenoid or the starter itself. I see I can buy one from Ultra for $250.00. Or could replace the solenoid for less that $50.00. But in either case the starter needs to be dropped. Now should I just bite the bullet and replace the complete assy. or try the solenoid first? This motor home has less than 40000 miles on it. It never has failed to start but when it acts up it scares me sometimes. I was a mechanic all my working years and I remember when the timing was fast on the older cars and trucks it would act that way but this engine is all computer controlled and I don't think that will happen of this type of engine. Maybe I am wrong. Just need a little advise. Thanks for listening and any information you can give me.

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Old 11-15-2016, 12:58 PM   #2
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I have a 2004 Motor Home with the W22 workhorse 8.1 For some time now when I start the engine when it is hot it will act like the battery is low. a little advise. Thanks for listening and any information you can give me.
See: 8.1 Vortec hard start when hot
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