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Old 10-31-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Help - international 3800 - will not turn over

Hi - I need help here. i have a 1998 thomas bus wih an international 3800 series chassis. the bus was idling and then just stopped dead. now when i go to start it - when i turn on the ignition, the light go on except for the WAIT TO START - that doesn't go on and the motor will not crank over - i've check the normal fuses - but cannot fiture it out - is there another safety override or something i am missing? thanks in advance for you help!

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Old 11-06-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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Re: Help - international 3800 - will not turn over

You need to give more and better information. What engine/trans is in your bus? Do you think the engine is locked up mechanically or does it seem to be an electrical problem. What checks have you made so far?

The better information you give the better the chances are to solving your problem.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: Help - international 3800 - will not turn over

you can always check the starter out first, just to make sure it isnt locked up, cross out the solenoid with a screwdriver, justa suggestion
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #4
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you can always check the starter out first, just to make sure it isnt locked up, cross out the solenoid with a screwdriver, justa suggestion
A very dangerous and potentially deadly one using the method you described.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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Re: Help - international 3800 - will not turn over

A 1998 with a WTS light means it's almost certainly a T444E...my first thought is that you blew a fuse/melted a fisible link someplace.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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I have a 1999 bluebird international 3800 T444E school bus I can run for two week and then my engine just get hot and shuts down I wait 10 min. It cools off then it cranks back up I change fuel pump,relays, ICP sensor,the Exhaust back Pressure sensor it still do the same thing what could it be.
Is it actually overheating? If so, check the water pump.
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