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Relay or solenoid failure?
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:57:33 AM »
Last outing in 2002 Minnie, vehicle wouldn't start after being on shore power overnight. Instrument panel completely dark. Managed to start with emergency start switch - drove home before shutting engine off. Re-tried - still no start/no lights on dash. Next morning, engine started normally and battery voltage was good. I am speculating that some relay or solenoid failed or stuck in mid-cycle position. The fact that it self-corrected makes it difficult to trace. Not sure which component could be at fault since I am dealing with a Ford E450/Winnebago hybrid electrical mix. Any suggestions on where to start?


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Re: Relay or solenoid failure?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 04:43:47 PM »
Sounds more like the chassis battery (Engine battery) connections to me. Make sure they are clean and tight (both ends as well as the ground).

Nothing to do with having been on shore power overnight as the chassis battery is not charged from that connection unless you have added  a Trk-l-Start or similar unit in the past.
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