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Old 01-25-2016, 10:27 PM   #1
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Cannot get the Cat desial to turn over just get a short clicking noise checked the batteries for voltage and they are reading on volt meter 13.8 volts anyone ever have this problem if so please help
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Have you checked that the connections are good. Often you get corrosion on the battery posts. Make sure they are clean and tight. I'd do that first. I'm sure you'll get more suggestions.

Best of luck.
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Checked all connections and they are clean and tight could it be ignition switch
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:22 AM   #4
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Possible, but still more likely something with the batteries. Does your coach have a battery boost allowing you to connect the coach and batteries together? It is usually in the dash area. Try that to give you more current. You may also want to have the generator running or be plugged into shore power.

Also, what is the temperature? Are you running the diesel preheat at least two hours before trying to start?
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It is 20 degrees and I had the engine preheat on for 5 hrs tried the battery boost from dash switch and still just get the clicking noise but starter will not turn over thanks for all your help with this problem
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Tap the starter with a tool. It might be locked up.

This step is free and worked for me one time on my diesel generator.

You could also check the cable at the starter for clean and tight.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #7
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Get a helper.

Place voltmeter on posts of battery and have helper try starting.

Next move test leads to connectors and repeat.

Next move black test lead to good shiny ground and repeat.

Last for now is carefully locate starter and large wire on it and measure there to ground.

Should have good 12 to 12.6 volts on all measurements and when starter is tried if it drops low bad battery if on post or bad connection if anywhere else.

If it doesn't even flinch and you do not hear the starter selenoid trying then possible other issues.

Thinking about it...Make sure in neutral. ..
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I will try but have to get helper here appreciate all your help it is in neutral and heater is on
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Cannot get the Cat desial to turn over just get a short clicking noise checked the batteries for voltage and they are reading on volt meter 13.8 volts anyone ever have this problem if so please help
Check the voltages first.
If possible try to find what is clicking and it may be the solenoid, trace the large red wire it should terminate at the starter . if you can get a helper to measure voltage when you hear the click it is engaging the large red wire with voltage and current at the starter .
If you are not getting any voltage or weak , it may be the solenoid. But usually when it clicks its engaging. Knock on the starter it may be at a dead spot.
These are generic information and may not match what you have .
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