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Cranks but no start. Starting fluid does nothing, Yes, 2001

Customer Question

Cranks but no start. Starting fluid does nothing
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes
JA: What is the model/year of your RV?
Customer: 2001 minnie Winnie
JA: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing other than starting fluid which doesn't even cause a cough
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Towing to a repair shop is an option but would like to avoid if possible
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

If you get nothing even with starting fluid, then most likely you have no spark at all.

Check the ignition fuse/s and if possible retrieve any trouble codes from the ecm/pcm.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Not possible for me to check the codes. Fuses are ok
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

Does this engine have a crankshaft position sensor? If so, you may want to try a new one.