Won't Start! Starter turning slow Bogging Down. Batteries are fully charged.
Hope you can help....My Motorhome (1984 Fleetwood Pace Arrow/ 6.2L GM Diesel) has 3 batteries, 2 12v and 1 Deep Cycle. I need to know, in what sequence should they be hooked up? Please include info on cables to ignition switch & starter.39522.3469375347
1984 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Eleganza GM 6.2L DieselAlready Tried: Had Starter rebuilt (burnt armature) New Starter Solenoid & Ignition Solenoid.
The Ignition Solenoid & wires get hot when trying to start & the starter is barely turning (bogging down)
I'm not familiar with multi battery setups, or diesels, so this is quite a challange.
I look forward to hearing from you.
hello and thanks for using JA.COM The 2 12vs are for your starting the deeep cycle is for the coach interior. the leads going to the deep cycle are seperate from the starting battery. you have 2 grounds and 2 reds, you should also have 2 jumpers or 2 other leads for the 2nd 12v. 2 of the leads(the ones going to the deep cycle) will go toward the passenger side of the coach or run to the back. the ones you need on the 12s are the ones comming from the solinoids. I hope this is of help....MIKE
i have over 20 yrs in the rv industry in both manufacturing and repair
Thank You for responding Mike!
I'm still a little confused, so please be patient with me & maybe grab a pencil & draw three boxes numbered 1-2- 3, with #2 being the Deep Cycle.... All batteries with + on left & - on right.
starting with #1 on far left
+#1 to +#3 +#3 to ignition solenoid.
other side of ignition Solenoid to +#2
another cable from #1 + goes through firewall.... (drivers side below batteries)
-#1 to -#2, another -#2 through firewall (at drivers side below batteries)
- #3 through firewall (center engine compartment & above batteries)
Starter mounted on passenger side...cable runs to engine compartment then goes through firewall (at drivers side below batteries)
I hope see my confusion & can help me untangle this mess.
Ok... lets see..... & lemme know if I've got this right....
so I should run the two 12's to each other + to + & - to - right?
Then just hook up the Deep Cycle to what ever is not going to the starter or ignition.... right?
one 12v + leads to one side of the solenoid & the lead from the other side of the solenoid goes to the other 12V + .... right?
Isn't the DC supposed to be linked to the other batteries some how, so it will charge while driving?
(the previous description is how it has been hooked up since I bought it last june & I just got back to VA from Texas)
I've just cocked my head to the side in curiosity looking at the tangle of wires & hope it hasn't caused the problems I've been having & am having now :(
Please let me know if I have finally got it right....
ok, the reason the #2 is hooked to the one side of the soliniod is for you aux start or battery boost. What this does is allows you to use the coach battery when the chasis batteries are low, to help boost your starting capacity....MIKE
Should the #1+ (thats going through the firewall) be moved to #2+
(the only + on #2 is coming from solenoid) ?
yes try that. im thinking that this line is running your coach batteries
this is how it is now:
#2 battery (DC):
+2> solenoid & firewall
-2>-1 & firewall
+3>+1 & solenoid
Looks much better ;)
Does it matter that -1 goes to -2. instead of to -3
to complete the sequence?
"I'm hookin up the charger so all the batteries are full tilt boogie ready!"
Still trying to start, but.... no luck so far....
Are ya still with me?
yes im still here, ok 1st batt chasis 2nd battery,coach 3rd battery chasis. batteries 1&3 should be connected to the same line, no 2 should be going to the solinoid for aux start switch. the no 2 as I said before is for your interior lights and appliances,not for starting,so it cannot be hooked up as part of the starting of the coach,it gets hooked up to the aux start or boost switch,which is the soliniod. you should be able to see which leads go to the starter,those are the leads you want to hook up to the 1&3 batteries....MIKE
Ok.... I just received the electrical schematics from Fleetwood & it shows all three Batteries set up in parallel sequence.
Many thanks for your time & effort, It was much appreciated :)