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Old 11-01-2019, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hello, Im a newbie on the site and in need of help my Thomas Schoolie wont start!! omg..I bought a new battery a week ago..then moved the bus from were it was parked and now tried to turn on and wont start..
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
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Hello, Im a newbie on the site and in need of help my Thomas Schoolie wont start!! omg..I bought a new battery a week ago..then moved the bus from were it was parked and now tried to turn on and wont start..
What year and model?

When you say won’t start, does it crank? If it cranks is it strong?
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:55 PM   #3
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its a 2006 Ford E450, when I insert the key on the ignition it will click but nothing strong and the battery marks is full..
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:58 PM   #4
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its a 2006 Ford E450, when I insert the key on the ignition it will click but nothing strong and the battery marks is full..
Sounding like a starter maybe. Itís a Minotour? Do you have a second battery in the hatch next to the passenger door?
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:08 PM   #5
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Yes its a minotour..no I donīt think there is another battery.. I have the ABS light on one time this happened last year and a mechanic touch a cable located near the gas and the brake pedals and the light went off and the bus started..could this be the problem again? or maybe cause I had a leak some cables got a little wet on the fuse box..omg!! sorry Im just another girl with a problem..=(
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:11 PM   #6
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Hello, Im a newbie on the site and in need of help my Thomas Schoolie wont start!! omg..I bought a new battery a week ago..then moved the bus from were it was parked and now tried to turn on and wont start..

Recheck your battery connections and make sure they are clean.
try to start...

If it does the same then try tapping on the starter with a hammer, on the starter body, while someone turns the key to start the engine.
If the starter brushes are dirty then tapping on the starter may loosen things up enough to get it to make contact.

Two most common things to try first....
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:14 PM   #7
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Do you have a volt meter? If you do, check the voltage across the terminals.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:15 PM   #8
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no I dont have one, but I will buy it so I can check it..
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Thank you, Ok yes I will try that too..
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:19 PM   #10
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How long ago did you buy the battery? Where did you buy it? Autozone, O’reilly and others have free charging service. If your batt doesn’t hold a charge many places will do a straight across trade for
It.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:33 PM   #11
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I bought the battery at Autozone like two weeks ago..I charged it with a schumaker charger and its marking full but when I try to start the engine it didn't.. lights come on but doesnt crank or anything just does a soft click.. doesn't do any noise.. do you know where the ABS fuse is?
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:37 PM   #12
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I bought the battery at Autozone like two weeks ago..I charged it with a schumaker charger and its marking full but when I try to start the engine it didn't.. lights come on but doesnt crank or anything just does a soft click.. doesn't do any noise.. do you know where the ABS fuse is?
My Schumacher charger always says itís ready to start
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:08 PM   #13
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The ABS light being on shouldn't prevent it from cranking over/starting.
Battery voltage as stated, should be your first check.

Electrical problems can be hard to diagnose but start with the battery and then the solenoid, then starter.
Somewhere in the above trifecta of potential problems lies your issue. Unless there's a parasitic draw somewhere else in your electrics causing the drain on your new battery...?
Good luck...
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:16 PM   #14
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Emergency door/hatch open maybe? Could be interlock.
If it's a diesel it will have 2 batteries, check under it, in the E-vans ford put one battery under the hood and the second mounted to the frame rail on the passenger side.
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Emergency door/hatch open maybe? Could be interlock.
If it's a diesel it will have 2 batteries, check under it, in the E-vans ford put one battery under the hood and the second mounted to the frame rail on the passenger side.
that's my first thought, too. The interlock.
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Also check the park/neutral safety switch, sometimes they get out of adjustment (sometimes the vehicle can be started by moving the shirt lever a bit to get the switch to work).
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