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2000 Monaco: The generator is a 7.5 Onan

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Just purchased a 2000 Monaco...
Just purchased a 2000 Monaco knight 36000 miles , 209 hrs on generator. The generator is a 7.5 Onan. Did not want to start unless the coach was driven for a couple hrs, now don't want to start at all. Does the gen start off house batteries or chassis? The house batteries were in bad shape so I Replaced them.
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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Hi There!!!

 

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How much fuel do you have in the fuel tank?

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Fuel tank is full and has never been low.
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 8 years ago

OK

 

I beleive on your unit the generator is started with the chassis battery. I asked about the fuel because there is a fuel pick up and the generator will not run when the main tank gets below a 1/4 tank. What I am going to do is Opt Out, this will allow other experts to respond. There are some very good RV generator Techs that come around and I feel they can assist you better, my goal is for you to be happy with this service. I do not know when another expert will contact you...

 

Robert

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
This is a electrical problem as the starter attempts to engage, but does not seem to have enough power from thje start soleniod. There is a solenoid in the battery bay, is it the one that supplies power to gen starter?
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 8 years ago

OK

 

So are you saying the engine is not wanting to start?

 

Thanks, Robert

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

The diesel pusher engine starts fine, but the starter on the generator will try to engage, but again just does not have enough voltage to fully engage the starter. I have cleaned all connections, the only thing i have not done is buy new batteries and install.

RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 8 years ago

OK

 

Inside you should have an AUX battery boost switch, IF you hold it down for 30 seconds and try to start the generator while holding that button down will it start?

 

Thanks, Robert

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