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38641Re: [classicrv] Re: '76 GMC won't start after winter

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  • Jabba Truck
    Jun 1, 2013
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      On 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
      >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
      >locked up.
      >--- In classicrv@yahoogroups.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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