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Frankp 10-03-2017 08:41 PM

Fleetwood southwind wont start
 
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I am new to this forum and new MY owner. I ha e a 1995 Fleetwood southwind storm. I just changed the engine I gliding the starter and alternator and batteries. My problem is that the starter will engage the fly wheel but not turn it. I changed starters and the same thing bbq happen. No when I take starter down it spins free. Please help. The only thong i have not pit back is little black box. This was located in cabinet next to the TV and clicked when I turned the key when I first got the t.v.. Please help thank you.

Sparksvonrou 10-03-2017 09:12 PM

You changed the engine?

Frankp 10-04-2017 10:29 AM

Yes I did. Had to. This was used when I got it and was in flood. Motor was locked up and bottom was full of water.

Rsponsford 10-04-2017 10:34 AM

Is the replacement engine new or used? Hope itís not locked up as well.

Sparksvonrou 10-04-2017 10:45 AM

Sounds locked up. Perhaps incorrect installation of the torque converter causing it to bind. Can you turn the engine over by hand either from the fan belts/pulleys or with a bar through the transmission inspection plate prying on the flywheel?

Sparksvonrou 10-04-2017 10:46 AM

Was it a rebuild or new or used motor?

Randalpho 10-04-2017 10:46 AM

Can you turn the engine over by hand (socket on the crank bolt)?

If not, remove the serpentine belt and see if it will turn over, could be a locked up idler pulley, P/S pump, alternator, water pump.

Waiter21 10-04-2017 01:15 PM

Question 1: Did you ever have the new motor running in the new vehicle?

Question 2: did you ever see this motor run in the original motorhome or on the test stand.

Question 3: Who did the swap, what is their experience.

Unplanned Tourist 10-04-2017 02:08 PM

Check the starter nose end for any marks to indicate it's hitting the ring gear. Maybe even try it with the bolts loose just a turn or 2. Also, look at the ring gear itself for signs of housing hitting it.
What engine is it? Ford or Chevy?
Happy Glamping.

Frankp 10-04-2017 08:16 PM

The engine is used and I had it rebuilt I can turn it by hand

Frankp 10-04-2017 08:20 PM

I'm able to turn the motor I can spend a flywheel with a flywheel Turner

Frankp 10-04-2017 08:23 PM

I can turn the motor and the flywheel turns with a flywheel Turner. The starter spins free when I take it out and put power to it. I think it has something to do with the little black box in the pictures I posted but I am not sure

Frankp 10-04-2017 08:23 PM

It's a Chevy 454. The starter is engaging the flywheel for once the starter engage the flywheel it will not return retract back in.

Frankp 10-04-2017 08:25 PM

Never saw the engine run a local mechanic did it


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