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Old 09-12-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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New owner, high pitch ringing, bus doesn't start.

I purchased a 2005 FS 65 Freightliner bus on Friday morning from a school district. We drove it to my office and it ran great. Saturday night, we had some curious friends over that wanted to see it. We went over to where it is parked, had a few drinks and drove it once around the parking lot. We made sure everything was off. Monday morning, I got to work where the bus is parked, tried to start it and it would not start. There is a high pitch ringing light that NEVER goes off. I don't believe it to be a door alarm. The bus will try to start, but never turn completely over.

There is an indicator light that consists of a red circle with three lines on the outside edge that will never turn off.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 09-12-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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It is a handicap bus with a lift gate on the side if that makes a difference.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:23 AM   #3
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I purchased a 2005 FS 65 Freightliner bus on Friday morning from a school district. We drove it to my office and it ran great. Saturday night, we had some curious friends over that wanted to see it. We went over to where it is parked, had a few drinks and drove it once around the parking lot. We made sure everything was off. Monday morning, I got to work where the bus is parked, tried to start it and it would not start. There is a high pitch ringing light that NEVER goes off. I don't believe it to be a door alarm. The bus will try to start, but never turn completely over.

There is an indicator light that consists of a red circle with three lines on the outside edge that will never turn off.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Troy
If the bus has air breaks you may be low on air your low air indicator will sound an alarm when the key is turned on with a red light, that doesn't explain why it won't start I would put a good charge on it or jump it with big Power and see what the air gauge does the alarm should go off around 60 - 90 PSI
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:22 PM   #4
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Thank you. How can I get the air brake pressure up without the bus running. Is it possible that it won't start as a safety feature. Like I said, the light and high pitch whistle never shuts off.
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Having low air will not stop the bus from starting the safety feature is its a spring break which means when there's no air the brakes are applied fully you need air to move. To me it sounds like just low batteries.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:38 AM   #6
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Sounds like that warning light would be a good place to start trouble shooting.
You might be able to look up a operation manual and see what it is ?
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:24 AM   #7
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had a few drinks and drove it once around the parking lot. We made sure everything was off.
Better get a charger on those batteries.

I'd check the stop-sign arm. Post picture of warning light.
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Thank you everyone for your feedback. I have it hooked up to a charger now and I'm going to leave it on overnight and see what happens. I will update everyone. Thanks again!
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I hope that's the problem because that would probably be the easiest to fix, I'll cross my fingers for you
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:56 PM   #10
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I have a slightly different method. You'll need a passnger to ride along with you!

If your bus is making a noise, try giving it more gas. Keep doing this until the noise goes away on its own, or if you can't hear it over the screams of your victim um I mean passenger.

60% of the time, it works every time.
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