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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #75 on: October 21, 2013, 09:44:23 AM »
Now you are on the right track lol I forgot to tell you the Mexican food in that area is a Tex/Mex probably different than your home area but it was the kind I grew up with and love the stuff, Mexican food we have in AZ sucks to me

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #76 on: October 21, 2013, 11:11:59 AM »
Its running now!

Thanks all for hanging in there with me.

Recap of what I experienced and what I did.

Bus ran fine all day then wouldn't start.
The starter turned real slow then stopped a couple times.  Then stopped all together.  All I could hear in engine bay was the relay clicking.

I cleaned all terminals on battery and starter.  Both sides of any connection I could find
Tested voltage at all points on the starter and solenoid
discovered my alternator battery connection was shorting on the chassis
Reattached alternator with with new lug
Tested starter and solenoid by Jumping 24v to it directly no soind or reaction from either.
Took starter in and it tested bad.
Replaced starter and we are running now.

You all are an awesome resource.  Thanks from all of us.

Dave and Amy
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #77 on: October 21, 2013, 04:14:22 PM »
Good for you.  Good job, well done.  Not easy if you aren't a sparky.

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2013, 05:40:47 PM »
Dave & Amy,

Praying that the rest of your trip is trouble free!   ;D

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #79 on: October 21, 2013, 06:51:59 PM »
Dave,

Nice work. Glad you got it figured out. Hope the rest of the trip goes well!

Have fun,

John
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #80 on: October 21, 2013, 07:07:32 PM »
He knows now after 20 minutes of testing remove the starter and have it tested 
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #81 on: October 22, 2013, 04:50:37 AM »
He knows now after 20 minutes of testing remove the starter and have it tested 

lol. BTDT

Now, I have my button back there. I don't even need 20mins of testing. If I push my bypass start button, and nothing happens, then I am checking batteries. If they are good, I am totally putting a new starter in.

Oh yes, I do carry another starter ;D
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #82 on: October 22, 2013, 05:45:20 AM »
No doubt it would probably take 20 min to diagnose now.  Although it was a productive breakdown.  Got a few other things taken care of.Made it to Alamogordo last night.  Picking up a solar/DC powered chest freezer for the bus today in ElPaso.

Thanks again for all the help.
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2013, 05:51:15 AM »
El Paso?  Now that's Mexican Food Clifford.  Dave, go to L&J Cafe by the Concordia Cemetery on I-10 (3622 E Missouri Ave  (915) 566-8418)  Green enchiladas... Ole!
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2013, 05:59:39 AM »
El Paso is for steaks Doyle I forget about Mexican Food the steak house in the middle of no where the place you took us to eat that is good lol and he can camp there for the night free
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2013, 06:59:08 AM »
Yep, Cattlemen's Steak House, I-10 East, Fabens Exit 49 north about 5 miles.  32oz T-bone still under $30

• Voted the Manliest Steakhouse in America, 2012 by Men's Health magazine

• Voted one of the TOP TEN restaurants in Texas by the readers of Texas Highways magazine twice!

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• Featured on Discover America's Destination Steak as one of the best steakhouses in the US. Discover America is owned by the Discovery Channel.

• Featured on the Travel Channel's show Food Paradise as one of the best steakhouses in the US.

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2013, 07:17:26 AM »
The atmosphere and history of that place will blow you away plus the free 20amp service on top of the hill for RV parking is unheard of at a restaurant
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2013, 07:51:41 AM »
Cliff, That's funny, 20 amp free service. Man that would run the toaster on one of these new high dollar energy hog coaches!

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #88 on: October 22, 2013, 08:21:38 AM »
LOL Glen I believe the 20 amps services there have been installed longer than the high dollar energy hogs have been around
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2013, 09:18:48 AM »
Cliff, That's funny, 20 amp free service. Man that would run the toaster on one of these new high dollar energy hog coaches!

With a big inverter I run on 20 amps most of the time when visiting friends and relatives. But don't run A/C. It really depends on how you set it up and what you are willing to sacrifice. Man did this thread drift LOL

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