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Old 08-28-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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MH won't start

2002 Pace arrow would not start. Jumped it and still would not start. We took battery and had it checked bad cell. We put in a new battery and still will not start. It is in storage and want to try to trouble shoot before we have to have it towed. Any suggestion what to check first. It is a w-22.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Have you check the chassis fuse panel, large fuses, on your fire wall for blown fuse?
Ignition cable over steering wheel bend has been known to cross to ground over metal bend because of chaffing wiring caused from adjusting steering wheel.
All battery ground cables to frame are tight,leads to starter OK.
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Need a little more information. Does it turn over at all? If not do you hear the starter relay click? Do the dash gauges show they are working?

With the key on try placing the transmission into drive then back into park.
release and re set the parking brake.

Try to start again.
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It does not turn over at all but we do hear click. The dash gauges are working.
Tomorrow we will check the fuses also.
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It does not turn over at all but we do hear click. The dash gauges are working.
No need to check fuses then. It sounds as though the starter solenoid is not engaging, or the voltage reaching it is very low.
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Thanks to all who answered. We will work on it tomorrow and see if we can make any progress.
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X2 the starter solenoid
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Try tapping on the starter solenoid with a hammer.
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If it is a fairly loud click and appears to be the solenoid, try taping on the starter itself. It may be at a dead spot.
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Sounds like you will be needing a new starter. Unfortunately, with these newer Chevy engines, you can't just buy the solenoid, you have to buy a complete starter.
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If it is a fairly loud click and appears to be the solenoid, try taping on the starter itself. It may be at a dead spot.
Agreed. Get someone to alternately hit the start on/off while you give the starter a few good smacks with a hammer. Don't be bashful but, don't hit the hot wire.
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The solenoid internal contacts could be corroded, but with the amps they draw, they should arc the contacts into submission after a few tries. This is considering/assuming that there is good conductivity all the way from the battery connector and the battery is good.
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On mine it was the connection at the small wire on the starter solenoid. Unfortunetly when I went to clean it the stud broke off and I had to buy a new starter. Omey says that there is a solenoid that will fit this aplication but I would check with him first.
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It does not turn over at all but we do hear click. The dash gauges are working.
Tomorrow we will check the fuses also.
How about an update? Did you get it started?
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