Hey everyone, long storyshort my 1991 Bluebird TC2000 is not cranking or turning on at all. No idea what’s wrong.
He has run like a dream every time we’ve cranked it since we bought himz I went to crank him a few days back after an month of sitting idle and he tried igniting for a while before finally combusting and starting. That’s the first time he hasn’t cranked right up.
After about 30 seconds of being on, he started to sort of jolt and rev and then fizzled out. Since then he hasn’t been able to crank. THIS IS A VIDEO https://imgur.com/a/jOLMVUb
of the noise he was making a couple days ago when I’d try to crank.
I posted it in a couple FB groups and was told to charge the battery and check if I ran out of gas. That bring me to today. I added a gallon of diesel to the tank and tried to crank it. Same thing as in the video happened. I then went and I hooked my NOCO charger up to the batteries. It registered 12.5V so I knew they were charged but I gave them some time to charge. I went back to crank the bus and NOTHING. No lights. No buzzing. No cranking. No nothing. So now I’m very puzzled and at a loss. No mechanical background so not sure where to start.
Possible relevant background: when I went to hook up the battery charger the batteries tried to fall out and the terminal on one touched the bus skin and sparked pretty good. Not sure if that could’ve done something. Also my bus has a battery cut off switch in the started battery bay. I wonder if maybe it got stuck in the off position or something? It still clicks to on position though.
A couple others suggestion “priming the fuel pump” or “checking if there is air in the fuel line” so I’m curious you alls thoughts. Also I don’t know how to do either of those things if anyone wants to help me out. Thank you for your time and wisdom.
Our lease ends in one week so I need to be able to drive it out in a week…the pressure is ON