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I got a 1997 golf stream scenic cruiser F53 chassis 460 engine and I started having some issues when I would go to start it you would hear a clicking noise in the engine bay I’m pretty sure it’s called a starter Solenoid I replace that and it did not fix the problem so I put the old one back on and then I come out the next day and everything in the RV is dead nothing will work No power or zero is the code or chassis when you walk in the door on your life you have the buttons to turn your chassis on or off in your coach on or off them buttons will not do anything when you push them you would normally hear a click now it’s nothing all my batteries are good I just don’t know what happen is there an in-line fuse please help

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Sure you got the wires back in the right place?

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As mentioned above, verify you rewired correctly. Then,,,
Check your grounds. Both ends, where they meet the batteries and the frame.

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Posted: 05/27/20 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sounds like a cable failure on either the ground side or the hot side of your battery connections.

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Put a meter on your batteries, they're probably below 12v. The click you heard was probably the starter solenoid trying to work but did not have enough juice in the batteries to make it happen. Definitely recheck your connections at the solenoid.


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

It sounds like a cable failure on either the ground side or the hot side of your battery connections.


Start removing and cleaning all the battery cables and connections. It happens to my F350 at least once a year. Use baking soda and water.

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jdc1 wrote:

It happens to my F350 at least once a year. Use baking soda and water.


Shouldn't. There is a spray-on product you apply to clean battery connections that prevents that kind of corrosion built-up. It works.

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Keep in mind that you can use a voltmeter to check for voltage and continuity but it will NOT tell you about the load carrying capacity of the main cables. In other words if you have a cable going from the battery to the starter that consists of 40 strands of wire and 39 of those strands are broken, your voltmeter will read the voltage as being OK even tho there is no way that the cable can carry the current necessary to turn over the starter with one strand of wire. A severely corroded cable will usually test fine with a voltmeter but it will not be able to handle the amps that your starter and charging circuits.

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