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Old 05-25-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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location of starter on P32 workhorse...

Can someone tell me the location of the starter on my P32 Workhorse chassis 2002 Winnebago Brave? went to start it this evening, and it wouldn't turn over. Husband Henry says sounds like starter, so i have crawled around underneath to try to locate it. I have no idea what i am looking for, so any description would be a help...he wants me to just tap it to get it going so we can get it home from storage to make the repair, but again, i will be the one crawling under / over / around and i don't know what i am looking for...

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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It faces toward the bellhousing on either the right or left of motor. Should see a big red wire going to it. Take the negative off the battery first so you don't short anything out.

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can i see from inside with motor cover off, or from the hood, or underneath?
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If you're planning to tap on it, you'll need to be underneath. Same if your going to replace it. If it just clicks, it probably is the solonoid. Either way, be careful
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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In storage? sounds like low or dead chassis battery.

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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It's on the passenger side of the motor. If you are going to replace it you should just have it rebuilt because it uses a thicker insulated cover so it doesn't get too hot to start. If you just buy just any old starter it will heat up and won't start.
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Are you sure the chassis battery is connected and charged? Did the dash lights come on? Check the disconnect switch. Also, do you have an emergency start/jumper switch to use the house batteries to boost start power? It might be the starter if it sat unused for a long time, but batteries could be low. Is the transmission in Park? Before crawling around and banging on things, check simple things first.

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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I would be looking at some other things before assuming the starter is bad. Besides, the thing you tap is the starter solenoid, not the starter itself.

First check the state of charge of the chassis battery and the clean the connections to the battery and the starter solenoid. Use a VOM (voltmeter) to determine if power is even reaching the solenoid.

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