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Old 09-04-2016, 10:06 PM   #11
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Hi,

Hang in there, the culprit will reveal itself in time.

Also i supect you did the door switch wiring fine but those are not the problem, or at least not the only problem. I supect there is some other problem which is making it not start (like mentioned above possibly starter solenoid, etc)

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Old 09-05-2016, 07:42 AM   #12
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Try it in neutral rather than park?
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:55 AM   #13
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When you jumped the starter, did you jump from little terminal to large terminal coming from battery, or large to large? Large to large will only spin starter, won't engage bendix. You should jump little to large.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:40 AM   #14
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Still no luck! I have a mechanoc here and he cant seem to figure it out either. The starter works we jumped it iut and it turns over fine. Howeve i cant seem to get it to start still. I guess im really confused as to what i need to do to get the bus to think the doors are closed. I could rewire the start circuit but im not to exited about that. Id really like to complete the curcuit that will show the doors as closed. Any ideas how to do that would be great. Please explain it to me in simple turns as I am not an experienced mechanic.

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:08 PM   #15
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I cut mine off.

I just cut the wires on mine, and it all still worked. I bet that's throwing salt in your wounds .... I didn't read the entire post, I'm not great at electrical, but i get by. My advice to you and everyone working on a 12V system, get a PowerProbe. Best money ever spent. You can find problems in a hurry. Ground out hot circuits, put power to others, they do amazing things. A bit pricey, but what is your time and frustration worth?
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:59 PM   #16
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I have a 97 international 466e Thomas. I took out the rear door.

The buzzer/safety switch on the rear door of my bus had a blue wire that was for the buzzer and a yellow wire that was the kill. The apposing side of the switch for each wire was a ground. The side of the switch for the yellow kill wire only showed continuity when the door was closed, allowing it to ground. Grounding the yellow wire after the door was removed allowed the bus to start.

There are two pink wires on the floor near the driver's left foot. I think they were each plugged into an orange wire. I unhooked the two and plugged them together to bypass the safety kill switch.

Hope this helps somebody.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:33 PM   #17
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I have a 97 international 466e Thomas. I took out the rear door.

The buzzer/safety switch on the rear door of my bus had a blue wire that was for the buzzer and a yellow wire that was the kill. The apposing side of the switch for each wire was a ground. The side of the switch for the yellow kill wire only showed continuity when the door was closed, allowing it to ground. Grounding the yellow wire after the door was removed allowed the bus to start.

There are two pink wires on the floor near the driver's left foot. I think they were each plugged into an orange wire. I unhooked the two and plugged them together to bypass the safety kill switch.

Hope this helps somebody.
my 96 was just like this, one wire had to be grounded and the other couldn't be. i went wire to wire and removed every wire going to the back i didn't need for lights. that left me with 2 wires for the safety system that i tracted to the main bus bar. it took some time but i got it. good luck
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:29 AM   #18
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if the engine is spinning over but not starting perhaps you need to use the hand pump and re-prime the fuel system... it will taske a lot of starter spin to re-prime it on its own if its lost its pressure..

when you pump the hand pump it should press down hard like you are tryiong to push liquid through a pipe.. if it pushes up and down easily it means you sre pumping asir and not fuel.. keep pumping it till you feel resistance then try to start the bus..

the hand primer is usually on the injector pump near the left side of the engine on a DT..

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Old 09-08-2016, 07:05 PM   #19
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The starter doesnt do anything when i turn the key. Im working on getting a body wiring diagram from ic then i surely will be able to figure it out.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:43 PM   #20
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Update. I wired a momentary switch to the starter. Then put the key in the on position. The starter cranks the engine over but it doesnt start. I assume its not getting fuel. Our last day in our apartment is this thursday then we will be driving 6 hours away. If we dont get the bus going we will have no where to sleep. Ill figure this out in the next 3 days. I suppose the ecm need power to turn on the fuel. I just need to get it running to make the move then I will have plenty of time to work on it. Any thoughts? What else does this interlock disable? I havent tested the ecm yet so it may have power. Would the interlock kill the power to the ecm too?

Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thank you
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