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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Thank have a 1980 champion motorhome generator worked fine

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thank have a 1980 champion motorhome generator worked fine last year for the football games will not come on this year just clicks have checked the fuses any suggestions
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: I would say 1978-1980 it is an onan
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: depends on what it could be hard to find anyone in the lima ohio area to do that type of work
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: that is about it
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Mark Dotson replied 8 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** and am happy to assist with the problem you are having.

The clicking you are hearing, is it coming from the starter area of the engine? Do you have the ability to check the battery to see how many cranking amps it has and whether it is a good battery or not?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
does the generator have it 's own battery??
Expert:  Mark Dotson replied 8 months ago.

In many cases, yes it does. It should be near it and accessible.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
looked very closely by it and in the engine compartment could not see any but that does make sense where else may it be
Expert:  Mark Dotson replied 8 months ago.

It is possible that it is in the motorhome engine compartment and they may be sharing the same battery. Can you trace the positive wire (red wire) at the generator and see where it leads you to the location of the battery?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
will do thanks