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Old 07-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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2004 Country Coach won't start

My brother picked up a 2004 40' Country Coach inspire with a 400 HP cat to keep for a day and test drive it ran fine until he parked it and now it won't start he said that it has a half tank of diesel so he did add 10 gallon to see if it was low on fuel but still no start I told him to change the fuel filter as he said it had a date on it as replaced March 2010 anyone have any other ideas as it turns over fine and just sounds as it is starving for fuel.


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Old 07-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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I'd call the seller and ask what the seller wants to do to correct the problem.

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I'd call the seller and ask what the seller wants to do to correct the problem.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Hah! As everybody is saying, why would your brother want to start to change filters or do any troubleshooting at all if he doesn't own the coach?

Are we assuming that he is in fact keeping it for a day and test driving it for the purpose of buying it? Or is this some other type of scenario?

It could be a lot of things but I'm not sure if I was in your brother's shoes if I'd want to be doing any troubleshooting if I didn't own the coach.

One thing to quickly check is if the batteries are in good condition and don't need charging. Sometimes on a diesel, you can get a good healthy-sounding crank but there's just not enough juice to turn and start the engine. Perhaps the batteries just need some charging, terminals cleaned, water added, etc.?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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It is fairly warm and should not make a difference but might. Is he trying to start it like a car. Just getting in turning on the key to start and then when it does not start fairly soon stopping. If so he needs to turn the key on wait until the glow plug indicator goes off. About ten or 15 seconds then try to start it. My diesel pickup starts like a car when it is warm. My motor home if I do not let the glow plugs heat up is a bit slow starting.
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