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Offline Brett G

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Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:10:45 AM »
Hi All, my wife and I pulled into Grand Marais MN last night, shut the bus off and when I try and start it again.....nothing. I tried starting the but about 30 seconds after shutting it off.  I decided to wait until the morning as it was late.  Same thing this morning.  Battery's are fine.  I can go in the back to remote start and hear it click when I try to start it but that's it.  Starter?  Anyone have a suggestion on where to start?  Anything is appreciated.  Thanks

Brett

Bus is a 1970 MCI MC7 / 8V71
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Offline Raymond smith

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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 07:23:33 AM »
Try to tap the starter with a hammer also check terminal connections at the starter to see if they are tight. Good luck. Raymond
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Offline akroyaleagle

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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 07:25:45 AM »
Check the start solenoid. I don't know anything about MCIs but if you have a rear electrical panel, that's where it'll be.

Could also be a ground. Check your battery cables. If you have something to clean them with, clean them and reinstall them tight.

Automatics have a neutral safety switch on the passenger side of the transmission. If it is out of adjustment, it won't start.

Hope this helps.
Joe Laird
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 07:34:13 AM »
Bam!  Thank you.  Took it out of neutral and then put it back in neutral.  Good to go.  Thanks   
Brett
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 08:36:20 AM »
It's great when we are able to assist!

I looked you up on the map. Not a good place to breakdown.
Joe Laird
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 07:00:43 PM »
Don't you just love that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you push the start button and nothing happens?
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 09:23:43 PM »
Yep you gotta fill up your start button!.....
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Offline Brett G

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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 09:39:47 PM »
Yes.  Had and friend and wife with for a long weekend so we didn't have much time to see the sights.  Almost ruined the weekend.  THanks again
Brett
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 06:19:50 AM »
When I lived in MN.a long long time ago that was one of my favorite places to go.Head north up the Gun Flint T
rail and your in the boundary water canoe area.Some of the best fishing and scenic area in MN.
Don

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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 06:48:14 AM »
I really appreciate this forum.  Here are a couple pictures from this last weekend trip to Grand Marais MN.  If anyone has a chance to go to the North Shore of MN and hasn't, it's a special place.  Thanks again.

https://plus.google.com/photos/110667739701584973079/albums/6059292984178157633?authkey=CNSg5uGA1-7U0AE
Brett
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 07:50:47 AM »
Don't you just love that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you push the start button and nothing happens?
Craig - I've changed my perspective.....I just expect it not to start now and when it does I do backflips  ;D

Brett - I see the pictures but....Where is the bus???

-Sean

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we live in a van (Eagle 10 Suburban)
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To that old promised land'

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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 09:49:22 AM »
Yes I am with Sean! You post a link to pictures on a busnut forum and there is absolutely NO BUS PORN in them! We want bus porn! For it to be bus related it must include bus porn in the attached photos!  :o
;D  BK  ;D

Offline Emcemv

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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 09:53:53 AM »
Come on Brett! I was looking forward to seeing a picture of another MC7.....we need BUS pictures!!!  Anyway, nice pics of MN looks like a great place.

Bruce
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2015, 08:35:08 AM »
Yes I am with Sean! You post a link to pictures on a busnut forum and there is absolutely NO BUS PORN in them! We want bus porn! For it to be bus related it must include bus porn in the attached photos!  :o
;D  BK  ;D

Sorry guys.  Here you go:)

https://plus.google.com/photos/110667739701584973079/albums/6099418300188029057?authkey=CP_JjoaAtfD5lQE
Brett
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Goodhue MN
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Re: Help-Stranded in Grand Marais
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2015, 09:18:12 AM »
Very nice.

What a way for the kids to grow up.