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Old 08-24-2015, 02:35 PM   #15
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Here I am again, growing increasingly frustrated.

I replaced the worn heavy cables. I assured everything was tight and attached in exact manner as before.

STILL, no headlights, a semi-crank when ignition turned, then just rapid clicking. However, I do notice that the heavy cable running from the solenoid on the top right, that runs to a negative post on the center battery is very warm.

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Old 08-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
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This is probably what your starter relay looks like.

I really don't think it is bad, but you should find it as a place to start debugging this problem.



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Old 08-25-2015, 08:34 AM   #17
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I am surprised that nobody has suggested to take your ground cable loose from the frame and totally clean and sand the cable and frame then reconnect tightly and paint over it. That may well cure your problem.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:36 AM   #18
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Have you gotten down on the ground under your engine and checked the cables on starter?
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:26 AM   #19
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FWIW I'm surprised nobody has said pull out a voltmeter and start figuring out where things are missing. That includes why the AUX Battery switch needs to be pushed. That way one knows what is going on instead of guessing.

If you want a guess some idiot took out the chassis battery so there is no source for the headlights and dash board. With no load the alternator may have self destructed. That left the system running off the charged house batteries until the solenoid for the Aux Start burned out.
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I had a similar problem. Turned out to be a bad cable. I replaced the cable.... Actually two of them.... Problem gone.

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