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Old 07-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #11
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Re: Bus won't start it

Just put a "Live" switch on it...
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #12
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Re: Bus won't start it

I cleaned the battery heads and charged it for 25 minutes. The charge is still mad low though but I just drove it around for 10 minutes. It is alive! Thanks guys. I should probably bring the battery home and give it a nice long charge. Yay/Nay?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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Wouldnt hurt. Glad you got it going.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #14
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yeah, slow charge it. and use the load tester also...
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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Also, just for reference purposes. I checked the fuses but nothing was even listed that had to do with the enginge so I didn't bother with them. It was also difficult to find where the battery cables conected to the engine so I just cleaned the ones that connected to the battery. Also had a layer of dirt/film on the engine so I wiped it down a bit.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #16
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look at the starter. you will find a big cable there, but that most likely is not a problem.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #17
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Re: Bus won't start it

You might want to make sure your battery cables and terminals are good and have solid connections. Sometimes people halfass the repairs they do with cables and terminals. Then you are not getting all the juice that's available. Not sure if someone said this already.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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Re: Bus won't start it

Possible low batteries, even tho you have enough juice in the batteries to turn over the engine they may not be fully charged or have a weak cell.
Try adding a pair of jumper batteries or replace what you have with some known good ones.... $$$$$$

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #19
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since the bus will start if jumped at the starter solinoid, its not the batteries, its a wiring or relay issue.
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since the bus will start if jumped at the starter solinoid, its not the batteries, its a wiring or relay issue.
Good point, I missed that one somewhere...


My guess is still the wiring at the back door, or a fuse...
yea, I know not much help...
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