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Old 07-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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1997 Pace Arrow Vision won't start..

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Its as if there were no batteries connected at all to the driving part of the mh..I cranked it a few weeks ago and no problem, now nothing..Also I have been reading on the forum about house and starting batteries..I have only located what looks like 2 6 volt batteries in a compartment right behind the drivers door..Where would any more batteries be located..tnks
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Its as if there were no batteries connected at all to the driving part of the mh..I cranked it a few weeks ago and no problem, now nothing..Also I have been reading on the forum about house and starting batteries..I have only located what looks like 2 6 volt batteries in a compartment right behind the drivers door..Where would any more batteries be located..tnks
The two six volt batteries are the house batteries. Pace usually put the chassis battery (one) under the hood in front of the passenger side.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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I found the main battery and went and bought a new one..after install the light on the leveling legs came on even tho the hydrolic motor doesn't. still won't even try to start..radio doesn't come on, nothing works around the cockpit area
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My 2000 pace had the engine battery in a bay in front of the door on the right side.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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Are your battery disconnect switched turned on? They should be above the entry door. Eddie Elk.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:35 AM   #6
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Are your battery disconnect switched turned on? They should be above the entry door. Eddie Elk.
There are two switches above the door..One is marked aux and it has an indicator light which is on..The other is marked Main and the indicator light is not on..Doesn't matter how I push the switch nothing changes..
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There are two switches above the door..One is marked aux and it has an indicator light which is on..The other is marked Main and the indicator light is not on..Doesn't matter how I push the switch nothing changes..
The switch is not working. You have found your problem. This is a latching relay switch. It is in the control box in the front of the driver under the hood.
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Are you talking about a switch outside or the one on the control panel..I tried to pull off the black relay looking switch on the outside circuit board and it doesn't appear to come off the board..Is that what you think is bad..
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Ground?

Before you start replacing....might try getting under the bus to check for a bad ground. Usually, somewhere near the engine starter, there's a gang ground stud (usually mounted on the right frame rail). The stud can build resistance that will cause the exact same symptoms your describing. Give the wiring ends there a good shake or loosen the nut and then tighten it again...check to see if that cures the problem. Same happen to us in CA. I later took the ground stud and connectors apart, cleaned and reseated...no further problems. Good luck.
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Are you talking about a switch outside or the one on the control panel..I tried to pull off the black relay looking switch on the outside circuit board and it doesn't appear to come off the board..Is that what you think is bad..
On the outside, under the hood, on the drivers side, remove the cover on the electrical control panel. Under the circuit board is two latching relays. One is the chassis and one is the house. i believe the one on left as you face the panel is the chassis. They are marked on the back of the panel cover. You will have to remove the circuit board first. Unplug all connectors. Remove the phillips head screws. (I believe there are four.) The Intellitec latching relays are easy to take apart. the four small screws come out and usually you will find that intellitec used a grease that hardened and got between the points and stopped them from closing. Examine the points. If they are pitted and burned, replace them. 90% of the time they are perfect. If they are in good shape, I always just cleaned off all the grease and reassembled them. Remove the chassis battery cable before starting this. You do not want to ground out the wrench when removing the relay.
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Thanks to all

It was the ground wire to the chassis..After hitting it with a hammer just to move it a bit the mh cranked up just fine..So now am going to remove and clean..Thanks to ever1 for all your help...
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