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Old 04-25-2021, 02:20 PM   #1
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I have a problem when I put the ignition on, I have no power, it seems like the selenoid does not operate properly but I know that the selenoid is in good condition any idea will be very much appreciated.
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Welcome to the Forum. Posting the year make and model of your coach will lead to better answers.
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Old 04-25-2021, 04:23 PM   #3
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When you turn on ignition can you hear solenoid engage, I would also check for power across lugs.
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:22 PM   #4
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start with the basics. Are your batteries fully charged? Do you have power to the solenoid? Have you tried "the sharp rap" to the starter?
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:46 PM   #5
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I have a problem when I put the ignition on, I have no power, it seems like the selenoid does not operate properly but I know that the selenoid is in good condition any idea will be very much appreciated.
1998 discovery Fleetwood 275 cummins 6 speed Harisson transmission

My '98 Discovery solenoid was bad. Replaced entire starter. I did not use it. so, I have a new solenoid if you may be interested.
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:00 PM   #6
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Welcome to iRV2 .

Sorry your first post is about problems ?
Questions .

With the key in the " On " position , do your gauges and warning lights cycle on ?
Is your coach on a Freightliner chassis ?
When you turn the key to the start position ; nothing happens ?
Is the Allison shift pad display , lit up showing " N " for neutral ?
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:22 AM   #7
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Thanks for all response and interest. Battery are fully charged, when I turn on the ignition, no power at all, nothing on the dashboard either the transmission, absolutely nothing... I been able to start it two days ago when I put the battery into the motor home after it had been stored for the winter, I plugged the basics wires everything was working fine and brought it to my home and then I plugged everything back to it place and.... no current at all on the ignition.
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OK , first things first ; you say the battery is fully charged , do you have a volt meter ?

What reading do you have at the battery ?

Is this coach on a Freightliner chassis ?
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:32 AM   #9
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It seems that I have current throughout the selenoid but not further, I put a new selenoid but same problem appears...
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Yes I have a volt meter and it reads 13.4-13.6 and yes it is a freightliner chassis, thank you very much for helping me out.
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Ok so with 13.4 volts , your coach is hooked to 120 Volt power and the charging system is working .
But you have no power to the dash board systems .
Battery cables are tight ?

Which solenoid did you replace ? Can you post a picture or give a part number so I can look it up ?

Freightliner uses a 12 volt circuit breaker , to protect the power cable from the batteries to the front of the coach .
The circuit breaker is within 3 feet of the chassis batteries , mine is on a plate mounted to the frame behind the battery tray . Picture below . visible from under the coach.
The circuit breaker is a manual reset , and you need to test for battery power into and out of the circuit breaker.
It's been 55 years since I wrote anything in French so I'm sorry I can't explain this to you in French , but your English is better than my French ever was.

Red arrow in the picture , is the starter relay ( solenoid ) but if you have no power to the dash board then that's not your problem.
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Ok so with 13.4 volts , your coach is hooked to 120 Volt power and the charging system is working .
But you have no power to the dash board systems .
Battery cables are tight ?

Which solenoid did you replace ? Can you post a picture or give a part number so I can look it up ?

Freightliner uses a 12 volt circuit breaker , to protect the power cable from the batteries to the front of the coach .
The circuit breaker is within 3 feet of the chassis batteries , mine is on a plate mounted to the frame behind the battery tray . Picture below . visible from under the coach.
The circuit breaker is a manual reset , and you need to test for battery power into and out of the circuit breaker.
It's been 55 years since I wrote anything in French so I'm sorry I can't explain this to you in French , but your English is better than my French ever was.

Red arrow in the picture , is the starter relay ( solenoid ) but if you have no power to the dash board then that's not your problem.
Ok I have taken some pictures here:
And to answer to your question above, yes battery cables are tight
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Ok I have taken some pictures here:
And to answer to your question above, yes battery cables are tight
the picture of the selenoid I jumped to start the motor home 2 days ago is the one on the second picture.
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Ok to clarify for me , which color arrow , is the solenoid you jumped to get the coach running for the trip home ?

Can you take a close up of the area in the yellow box and post it ?
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