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Old 06-01-2012, 08:11 AM   #99
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So, where is start relay #7? These are below the distribution box and are 1-4.
The top row is 1-6? Where is #7?

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #100
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This is a 99 chassis but I would think there would be some simulatity:

Ford F53, no power to ignition

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:55 AM   #101
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OK... I know exactly where that is. NOT. The top drawing was on page two. That makes sense on how it is wired.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #102
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That drawing represents the "modifications" the coach mfg made.
The fusible links would be attached somewhere between the "isolated stud" and the input side of the "starter relay" along the red 6 gauge wiring path in your drawing. I am not sure where the "starter relay" actually is located but as you can see by your drawing there is one.

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #103
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Crawled under mine and there is one "isolation" stud, but it is a ground. The rest is a maze of convolute going forward and upward. I pulled all the lower Relays(1-4) and it still started. No idea where "Start Relay" or the fusible links are. I just hope mine never go bad.

The small red wire on the starter solenoid should go to the start relay. Mine disappeared in the wire looms on the right side of the chassis.
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Starter relay is in the area of the Degas bottle. It has to be unbolted and moved out of the way along with the air deflector in order to access and remove/replace the starter relay.

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BTW - the small #4 wires are the fusible links.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #105
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Is that what they call that thing. This is as close to the start relay as I'm gonna get. Besides that, the start relay is not Tony's problem. You're good Dave. Thanks.

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Dave, thanks for the info on the starter relay location. I'm heading out to the MH now and will check this relay and it's associated fusible links as well as some of the other tips I've been given.

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Don't go bad mouthing my dirty starter. (Actually, I hate Fords)
Digital cameras bring out the ugly in just about everything.

I wasn't cutting your starter down just saying it looks like a chevy starter with the solenoid mounted on top. Most Fords that I've seen had the small solenoid with the 4 wires like my Ranger pickup. And yes I have a chevy based Winnie, a corvette..80, a 74 vw, and a Ford ranger so I drive them all.
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Jus' funnin' with ya. It does look like a Chevy starter. My `66 `Stang had the separated one on the inside fender well. Easy to hook up a remote starter switch.
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Degas Bottle - Must have been some engineers joke after a trip to Vegas.
It was called a radiator oveflow bottle in days gone by. I even had to look up what that was in the manual when I first read that. So, I posted the information as it was in the manual so you guys did not think I had had a few to many.

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I've been following this discussion, the 'Degas bottle' really caught my attention, I've never heard the name before. Trying to find the origin of the term, thinking it was named for some engineer, I found out that's it's function -- to 'DE gas' (remove air) from the coolant. Thanks, I learn something new every day. Nice of Ford to hide the 2nd starter relay behind there!

nb141fd, I wonder if heat built up under the hood during your unload time created an overload amp draw when you tried to restart the RV and burned out a fusible link. They are a most devious invention, disguised as a wire. I know it would cost a few pennies more to actually install a real fuse in a holder, but boy would it be easier to detect when blown! A link blown between fuse panel and battery would explain all the issues experienced. Good luck with it!
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Bflinn181,

Fusible links are protection from short circuits or intensely high current draws. In this case, they protect the generator (alternator) and the Battery Distribution Box. It is a "main buss" protector for items that USUALLY are connected directly to an un-isolatable power source, the battery.
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To be honest Dave, I had to "G" "Degas Bottle".

Is a fusible link just a short hunk of X ga wire or what?
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