Originally Posted by Diverdude0075
Good Point Sporty, I forgot to mention that was the first thing I did was to ensure a proper charge and checked with a voltmeter.
I left it in drive forgetting of course that it has to be in Neutral to start. She started up in one milisecond once I put the transmission in the proper gear!
Yeah, the neutral safety interlock is a very easy thing to overlook if the bus isn’t starting (before delving into mechanical diagnosis). It’s gotten me a few times, both on the buses I’ve used at work, and aboard Sabrina as well. Even regular cars and trucks (with automatics) have the same thing. Rule of thumb that I was told was that if the engine started in any gear other than park or neutral, that hinted at a serious problem.
I am not sure if manuals have something similar equipped. Perhaps they do but I’m not sure at all.