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Old 11-12-2019, 07:59 PM   #1
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2011 Winnebago with F53 V10 will not start

Shut off the motorhome to register for the night. When I went to start the MH, nothing. Battery registered 13.2 V and no previous issues. Tried battery boost, nothing. Checked to make sure cables were tight, all OK. Went back to try and start and it did. Went to our space for the evening set up and tried to start and again nothing. This happened 4 or 5 times and now I have nothing. Thoughts anyone? Thanks

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Old 11-12-2019, 09:42 PM   #2
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Starter solenoid.

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Old 11-12-2019, 10:52 PM   #3
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Is it a no crank situation or a crank but no run/start situation??? Be more specific please!!

If it's a no crank try moving (jiggle) the shift handle just in case it's not in park. Then try (jiggle) the ignition switch a few times. When they go bad they can intermittently fail.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:07 AM   #4
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Checked to make sure cables were tight, all OK. Went back to try and start and it did.
Ah ha.

In checking cables you wiggled something and then it started. I suspect a loose/corroded connection or perhaps a bad ground somewhere or the ignition switch like Tejay suggested.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:47 AM   #5
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If we were troubleshooting this at our shop, we would first get a multimeter and check the battery cables. Put the probes on the cable ends and make sure you are not touching the battery posts. Try to start. If voltage is good, next shift the gear lever to neutral. If no start, go to the starter check the small wire for voltage when the key is turned to start. If everything checks ok you have a bad starter or solonoid.
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