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Old 06-08-2016, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hello, my motor home has been parked for 2 years and won't start... I had a trickle charger on the battery. I have charged the battery, replaced the battery connectors, and finally replaced the battery.don't think it's the starter, when I turn the key All I get is a single click. The chassis switch is in the on position, the slide out is in, and the jacks are up. Are there any other incidental that would cause it not to start? Example., i don't think it will start if the jacks are down or if the slide out is out.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:58 AM   #2
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In neutral ?

Turn on headlights and turn key to start.

If headlights go out, bad connection.

If they stay the same, wiring issue.

If they dim, stuck starter or engine.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
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Hello all

Think I would check the ground wires. Best of luck
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:07 PM   #4
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In neutral ?

Turn on headlights and turn key to start.

If headlights go out, bad connection.

If they stay the same, wiring issue.

If they dim, stuck starter or engine.
The head lights go out when I try to start. Go back on when just in the run position. I took the starter out took it over to napa where they tested it and said it was fine.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:57 PM   #5
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You are discribing a bad connection somewhere.

Check the cables, all of them, from the batteries to where ever they go.

Try starting a few times and then feel all of the ends of the cables. A warm one is an indication of a bad connection.

You could bypass most cables by using jumper cables from where they connect on one end to the other.

Make sure the engine block is grounded.
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Ok I have tried all of your suggestions and there is only one thing that changes. Sound dumb but when I wiggle the steering wheel when trying to start, I get multiple clicking sounds. Forgive my poor descriptions. I'm no mechanic.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:30 PM   #7
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Ok I have tried all of your suggestions and there is only one thing that changes. Sound dumb but when I wiggle the steering wheel when trying to start, I get multiple clicking sounds. Forgive my poor descriptions. I'm no mechanic.
Is the clicking coming from the dash or the rear of the coach? Can you get it to click when not moving the steering wheel? I don't know your coach but is the key on the steering column?

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This is gonna be pretty simple. Disconnect both battery terminals, make sure the battery has water over the top of the plates and has the entire time you've had it on the charger.
Clean the battery posts, clean the inside of the connector cable that slides down onto the post. Make sure the cable isn't corroded, look at the end where it pokes out from the plastic insulation, red one and black one. Put it all back together and light that baby off!
You're most likely having battery/connection issues.
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Is the clicking coming from the dash or the rear of the coach? Can you get it to click when not moving the steering wheel? I don't know your coach but is the key on the steering column?

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Yes key is in steering colum
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Is the clicking coming from the dash or the rear of the coach? Can you get it to click when not moving the steering wheel? I don't know your coach but is the key on the steering column?

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Yes key is in steering column
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:44 AM   #11
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in my frustration I had the motor home towed to a ford dealer, dealer ship is telling me that motor with 28k mile that sat for two years has a seized motor! Believable or trying to sell me a new motor?
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Well did you replace the motor?
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