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Old 09-25-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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My 1998 Winnebago Chevy P 30 Chas 454 engWhen I turn starter switch on the starter turns the engine mover but will not start. No dash gauges on dash work. Any suggestions? It not the computer as new one installed
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How about a loose battery cable?
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:43 PM   #3
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Low battery or ignition switch, What happens when you press boost switch?
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Check for a large, multi-pin connector under the dash right near the steering column. Too many functions are tied to the ignition switch and it can cause that connector to heat up and melt, losing some connections.
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Check your fuel..are you getting any
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:03 AM   #6
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How about a loose battery cable?
Starter turns engine. so no, not a loose battery cable.

Could be a blown fuse or low battery voltage or bad connection or internal or external major engine problem.

Wire loose or rodent chewed on igintion coil(s) if gasoline

Not a diesel expert so can not comment on big D's

Out of fuel.
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Thanks for all your the replies to my problem. Could it be the starter switch getting power to the starter but not anything else?
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Take a good look at the ignition switch on steering column. They are a known problem.





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Old 09-26-2015, 08:39 PM   #9
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You need spark compression and fuel.

Computer is replaced and may not have needed to be...

Squirt some starting fluid into intake while cranking.

If it fires issue is either fuel supply or injectors not firing.

If nothing then no spark.

You may have poor connection or bad fuse or more for ecm.

May have fuses in more than one place.

Get a Haynes manual for your chassis so you can have a wiring diagram for the chassis.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:29 PM   #10
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No dash gages indicates no power.
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We had this exact problem with our last coach(GM). Although it was a Workhorse chassis, it's my understanding that most GM based MHs are wired with power supplied from the chassis battery shut off switch directly to the starter. The dash gauges(most) get power off the starter. Sounds like you've got some corrosion at those starter leads. I replaced two corroded wire connectors and never experienced that problem again. Easy stuff first...good luck, be interesting on what you find.
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Clean your battery posts, even if they don't look dirty. I have stopped for lunch on a trip and the perfectly running car wouldn't start, it would just click, cleaned the terminals...started right up. If that doesn't work have the starter checked at the auto store.
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As stated before try a "little " starting fluid. If no bank pop wirr or start you have a spark problem, if you get a reaction you have a fuel problem. I'm betting on an electrical problem with the no gauges and as an after thought look at the computer wiring. Look for a ground strap, this could keep gauges from working. Also can pull a spark plug and lay it with the threads on the motor then roll the motor over with the starter and look at the plug, this will tell if you have spark.
With all the suggestions now we need answers to the help given.

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Thanks for all your the replies to my problem. Could it be the starter switch getting power to the starter but not anything else?
Among other things.. YES.. I need to take my car in to have a 200 dollar part replaced, this has nothing to do with this thread but I was chatting with the Mechanic when we did the diagnostic test (Non critical part I might add) and he was telling me about a truck he dropped a new engine in.. NO COMMUNICATION WITH ENGINE was the diagnostic code.

In short, a cable did not connect somewhere.

Had the same issue with an older car myself.

This type of error INCLUDES "only the starter has power".
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