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Old 02-16-2020, 05:35 PM   #1
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Failure to Start

On our 2000 National Tradewinds on a Freightliner I decided in error obviously to clean terminals on the 3 solenoids? under the bed on the passenger side of the frame. After completing 2 successfully I overtightened or had a defective solenoid as when I tightened the 1/2 inch nut on the solenoid post I pulled the post completely away from the block. Purchased a $14 replacement and wired it up keeping in mind the post configurations that were initially vertical now come in a horizontally opposed fashion. Freightliner claims it doesn't matter which lead goes to which post however it now fails to start or turn over.....I believe I blew a fuse as when the stud separated from the solenoid I believe the socket could have touched and arched hence blowing a fuse....Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Keith ????? should there not be power on one of the two leads with the key on and before your turn the key to the start position
2000 National Tradewinds Class A Motorhome
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Old 10-07-2021, 01:35 PM   #2
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P.S. Reading the last pat of your post. ONE of the solenoids should have power to it. Starter needs to be hot. When you turn key to start, one of the small wires goes hot, the solenoid activates causing the starter to stat the engine. when the engine starts and you let the key go back normal the solenoid de-actvates, starter goes off
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