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|Non-starting 1990 Fleetwood Pace Arrow||Scott Scheffer||8-24-16|
Just found this forum today, and feeling optimistic already! I have a 1990 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Class A (37 or 38 feet) built on a John Deere chassis. It was sitting for 8 years or so when I bought it. I had to drop the tank and replace the fuel pump. It started and ran. But the battery goes stone dead overnight. It also seems like there's no power to the solenoid, because even though I've had it running twice since I changed the fuel pump, now it won't crank. The solenoid clicks once when I hit the switch but I don't think it's not sending current to the starter. It's a new solenoid, and I've tested it anyway, and it's functioning the way it should.
But I think the big hot wire (the one that would come directly from the battery in a car) doesn't have any current. Only the small wire that 'triggers' the solenoid is hot (I think.) Since in the case of this motorhome, that hot cable comes from one of the two big solenoid switches on the drivers side of the firewall, I'm thinking that the one that it's connected to is faulty - even though it looks shiny and newer than the rest of the motorhome as if it were replaced not long before the coach was retired. Is that a fair guess? Anyone else have any ideas?
This problem is plaguing me. I have to drive 50 miles each way when I want to work on it and so far it's been a long series of frustrating days. I even used my whole vacation from work and got nowhere. I'm suffering.
Thanks so much in advance. Any answer is really appreciated.
|Re: Non-starting 1990 Fleetwood Pace Arrow||Dave Schweickert||9-27-16|
|Remove, clean with wire brush and replace all connections from battery to starter, including grounds. should eliminate your issues.|