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Old 09-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Replace starter

I have 2004 Itasca spirit with onan 4 kw microquiet gen. Only get clicking sound when I try to start the gen. Was told it sounded like starter. Sound reasonable? If so, any advice regarding how to get to starter?

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Sounds more like a dead battery or bad cable connection

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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The clicking sound can also be a lack of proper voltage under load at the starter motor caused by a weak battery or poor connections or cables. You should check the voltage at the large terminal at the starter motor while trying to start the genny. It should be above 9.6 volts.

Another possibility is that the engine for the genny has excessive drag or is seized due to mechanical problems.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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Installed 2 new batteries 3 months ago. All lights, fans, and receptacles in coach operate fine.

Took trip 2 weeks ago and everything was fine.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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I checked the electrical lines from batteries to the gen and found no issues, at least in the areas where I could see the wiring. Oil is full and I changed out one spark plug. Can't get to the other one. could it be the solenoid?

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