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Old 06-29-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Dash Aux/Main Battery

All of a sudden my 2001 Bounder is erratic when the key is turned on. Sometimes all the lights and buzzers go on as expected and it starts no problem, other times when you turn the key nothing...no lights, no buzzers, nothing. Hit the aux switch and it fires right up and you would think that it's a main battery issue, but it is charging as it should (14-15 on the dash) and my hand held tester is showing 12+ volts at the poles. Also, when it works properly there is no hesitation at all in starting that would indicate a dieing battery. Connections are all tight and all the relays seem to be tight and good. This is the F53 chassis with the Triton V10. Any thoughts?
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If your batteries are being charged you should be reading about 13.6 - 13.8 volts.
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No, you will measure over 14 volts while charging off the engine. I suspect the engine battery posts are corroded and should be cleaned. That is one of the periodic maintenance items.
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I'll remove the cables and clean the posts, but they really look good. You never know.
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That has always fixed it for me (Clean battery)

On my Damon INtruder the positive terminal lugs are the WRONG METAL.. One of these years I'll have to fix that.. but being the wrong metal they get real nasty real fast.
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I'll remove the cables and clean the posts, but they really look good. You never know.
While you're at it, I'd check where the end of the ground cable connects to the chassis?
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