38641Re: [classicrv] Re: '76 GMC won't start after winter
- Jun 1, 2013On a similar note, that will also help you trace issues with the neutral safety switch circuit.
glen c <roadhse2@...> wrote:
>Try, or have someone try for you if you dont know how, jumping the[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>starter solenoid. Sounds more like a mouse has chewed a wire in half,
>in this case the one going from solenoid to ignition switch. With the
>key in normal 'run' position and jumping the solenoid, the engine
>should start and run, with the key in the 'off' position the engine
>will still turn over but not start when the solenoid is jumped.
>Anything else and it could be a mechanical problem, starter or engine
>--- In email@example.com, skatingtoolman@... wrote:
>> I purchased a '76 GMC RV last year and the starter always engaged
>prior to putting it up for the winter. I winterized my RV for the
>winter. All was fine. I took the engine battery out and kept it on a
>trickle charge. The battery is fully charged. The shore battery to run
>all of the other electrical items appears to have been dead for quite
>some time, so I simply removed it.
>> My question is:
>> -Is the shore battery (probably calling it the wrong thing) required
>in order to start the engine?
>> I know that the engine battery is good, because all of the normal
>electrical items like radio, lights and wipers work when running off of
>it. I even tried jumping the battery, but still no noise from the
>> Are the starters in these known to go bad if not used for 6 months?
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