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33111Re: [classicrv] Re:1975 dodge sportsman motorhome

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  • JerryK
    Jan 5, 2010
      On my 1970 Dodge 375Chassis the ignition switch sends power to the starter relay that is located in the engine compartment near the firewall and it then sends power to the starter solenoid on the starter which in turn controls the power to the starter motor.  In the past I have had problems with the connectors that connect the wire from the ignition switch to the starter relay.  In an emergency I have jumped the terminal on the relay in order to feed power to the starter solenoid.

      Make sure your ignition switch is feeding power to the starter relay. (when the key is moved to start)
      Make sure your starter relay is feeding power to the starter solenoid.  (when the key is moved to start)
      Make sure your starter solenoid is "clicking" and sending power to your starter motor  (when the key is moved to start)

      Good luck,

      From: K Gibbs <vze33jqj@...>
      To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, January 4, 2010 11:19:27 AM
      Subject: [classicrv] Re:1975 dodge sportsman motorhome

      Hi....I'm Ken in Spfld, Ma. I've got a 73 sportscoach. Try to keep your troubleshooting approach simple. Here's some suggestions:
      Does the battery have a juice? If no, maybe you left something on. If yes, then check this list out:
      1. Alot of times the battery cable(s) are the problem. Just take the clamps off the battery posts and clean them good with a wire brush or jack knife. Check your ground connection to the engine.
      2. The connection at the starter is prone to getting loose, corrosion or oil dripping and loses connectivity. By the way, how was the starter-nice and fast, or slow? They do wear out after time.
      3. Check out the suggestions from other folks. Everyone here seems pretty knowledgeable, mostly through experience via necsessity.
      Be sure and let us know what happens. We all learn from these posts.

      Thanks, Good luck, and Happy New Year.

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