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Old 03-09-2018, 07:22 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

My engine cranks very well, but will not start. Doesnít even sound like it wants to start. I drained some water out of the fuel filter on the outside. No luck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I might add, that I live in the Midwest, and it set outside during the winter. I added fuel treatment. I started it several times during the winter, with no problem. Any thoughts?

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There are a lot of good people here, but you're really vague with a lot of missing information for help....

But if you have CAT power, I'd first look at cracking the return fuel line going back to the tank, and than pumping the mechanical hand pump, usually located at the engine filter to see if you can mechanically pump fuel up through the filters, and charge the fuel rail and have some excess fuel going back to the tank. If not, I'd start there...

provide more information please
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Hi Bill! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I can't offer advice on the problem but wanted to say hello. Couldn't remember if I had welcomed you already or not!

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Hello everyone,

My engine cranks very well, but will not start. Doesnít even sound like it wants to start. I drained some water out of the fuel filter on the outside. No luck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I might add, that I live in the Midwest, and it set outside during the winter. I added fuel treatment. I started it several times during the winter, with no problem. Any thoughts?

Sincerely,
Bill
Bill,
It would be nice if you posted the make/model/year/chassis/engine etc. so that there might be more accurate answers that would apply to your particular issue. Different model years/engines have different equipment on them to maybe help your situation and some, are not so equipped. So, let us know what you have and we might be able to send more direct info.
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Getting back to the original problem, if it's a Cat 3126, there's an oil pressure switch that has to be satisfied before fuel is supplied. It's a fairly simple switch to remove/replace if it turns out to be the problem.

Ours either failed or clogged after sitting in Florida for the winter, simple replacement and it's worked well since.

Might be worth looking into.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:48 AM   #11
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Hello everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I got my coach running again. The problem was the high pressure oil sensor. Martind4 I got it fixed before I got your reply, but you were spot on. It was right on top of the engine. Easy fix, and the part only cost $135.00. Thanks, to all for your input.
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