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Old 10-01-2013, 10:51 AM   #15
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I, see from another post that Mrchips, has gone with the replace the whole coach approach to repair these issues.
I guess he got tired of me asking questions , and filling his in box with possible solutions.
I'll throw in a last comment ; based on the air in the fuel comment from the mobile tech; if the lift pump can draw in air , it can draw in dirt, and finding the point of entry may be the solution, to the no start condition.

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #16
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No, No, No Skip.....I did not decide to get rid of this coach becasue of this issue...LOL The deal on the other coach has been done for a couple weeks. We had to take a trip with our current coach.

As for drawing air, according to Spartan and Cummins it could have simply been a check valve stuck in the lift pump. I have started the coach everyday since we got home and had zero issues.

I certainly don't get tired of advice, possible solutions, questions...etc. It's how I learn..

Chris, Cummins simply said that without any codes thrown it was more than likely just a bad luck event that may never happen again. I guess at the end of the day every vehicle on every day may not start. Mechanical issues happen, we are going to leave in this coach on Saturday morning for a 1200 mile trip to pick up the new coach. I have no worries, yet I understand a mechanical issue may happen at any moment.

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Old 10-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #17
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Just a word on your comment that you some fuel came out of the connection on the tank for the fuel level sensor. I know this has no connection to your starting problem but might save you another problem down the road.

I recently had my tank replaced due to running over some debris in the road. Everything was fine until I added fuel above the level of the connection you mentioned, then it began to drip from the connection. The connection had been bumped or twisted when the tank was lifted into place. The access cover for some reason was about a foot to the right and did not allow for installing the sending unit after the tank was in place.

The problem was solved when I replaced the sensor unit in the tank ( under $50 from Spartan). I did have to cut a new access opening to install the new one and fuel level on mine had to be below 1/2.

My thought is that from what I see on my old sending unit, the plastic plug once it starts to leak cannot be repaired. Consider replacing it (and the gasket on it) . It is a pretty simple deal.. four bolts slide out the old sending unit assembly, slide in the new. Don't forget the tank fuel level part can't be above the sensor hole.

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