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Old 09-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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No power to ignition or dash

I posted this on one of the other forums here at IRV2 but thought it might be good to put it here. I have a 2006 Monaco Monarch with a Triton V10. This morning I went to move it from under the shelter. It started right up then after just a few seconds, all electric power was lost and engine died. Nothing worked. I checked all cables and connections and found no problem. Tried to start it again and again no power. I bumped the battery boost and all lite up and it started right up. Once again it ran a very short time and lost power again. I hit the boost and it started and all lite up. Chassis battery has full charge so I don't understand why the boost worked. Anyway I have never had a problem like this and thought some of you might and have a solution. By the way I have tried numerous times today to recreate the problem but for now all works as it should. Any advice or help appreciated.
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I had a similar problem on a Georgie Boy some years back. Ended up being a grounding problem. The chassis battery was very near the frame and when cold starting it moved toward the frame creating a dead short. Check all batteries for clearance from the frame
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Thanks, I will check this.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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If the problem was the positive side of the chassis battery shorting to ground, the boost would NOT work.

Your problem is a bad connection on the positive or negative cable of the chassis battery. Once the boost is activated, the starting voltage is delivered to the system via the same path as if the chassis battery was providing the power. In your case, the chassis battery path is being interrupted at one of the battery terminals.
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Is it possible you could have a faulty chassis battery disconnect switch (solenoid)??

Just a thought...
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Thanks Lou and LVJ, I will recheck both these items.
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Losing Power

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Thanks Lou and LVJ, I will recheck both these items.
Catonine - I have a 06 HR Admiral that had the same issue. What I found was the ignition switch harness not completely plugged in at the steering column. Caused all kinds of issues. Bought coach used and took me approx 2 months to find issue. Secure and had no issues in over 2 years. PM if needed or call I will help you through it.
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I think it is a chassis battery terminal connection problem. Remove and clean both the positive and negative connections. If that doesn't do it, check the chassis battery ground connection to the frame. This should be the first step in diagnosing any starting issues.
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We had problems with our Journey and it turned out to be the ground strap to the frame. It was badly corroded and not getting a good ground. Replaced it and all the problems went away.
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Ultrarex09, thanks for suggestion. I checked and all seemed good but I cleaned and put back together just in case. John Hilley, that was about the first thing I did. All was good but I shined them up anyway. I had also checked voltage at battery. Thanks for suggestion. Cooperhawk, thanks I checked and clean everything I could. Since this is an intermitten problem it is hard to trace down. All connections and wires check out good for now. Guess I am stuck till it does it again. Thanks to all you folks for help.
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