Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2017, 09:00 AM   #21
rossfree's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
Posts: 162
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Chevy
Chassis: Ward?
Engine: 8.2 liter ?
Rated Cap: 24 Passenger
If your headlights are bright then your one-year-old battery is likely charged up fine. I suspect that your starter solenoid is fouled. All that battery current is connected to your starter through a honking set of contacts. Follow the large positive battery cable down to the starter. It is bolted to the starter solenoid. When the solenoid engages it snaps heavy contacts together to apply current to the starter. If all other connections to the battery are good and you have checked that your ground cable to the engine is solid and your battery is holding a decent charge then either the solenoid isn't engaging when you turn the key or the contacts being connected by the solenoid are bad.

If you hear a 'clank' when you turn the key, then your starter solenoid is likely operating. But the contacts can still be bad.

Do the easy stuff first.

1) Check your battery voltage. It should be around 12.7 volts. You can't check it right after charging. It has to settle for a couple of hours to get a good reading.

2) Pull both cables from your battery and clean the cable clamps and battery posts. Then re-clamp you cables to the battery.

3) Check that the negative cable is firmly bolted to the engine block.

4) Check that the positive cable is firmly bolted to the starter solenoid.

5) Have someone listen to the starter solenoid as you turn the key. You should hear a good 'clank' as the solenoid is engaged. If you hear the 'clank' then I would pull the solenoid assembly and inspect the contacts.

I hope this was helpful! Best of luck!


rossfree is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.