Question about 1983 Ford Econoline
The RV ran great then had starter problems like the battery was dead. turning over very slow. Then all went dead. no power at the ignition. Thank you. Chris
Sounds more like a bad connection on one of the battery cables or a bad ground.
The ignition switch is powered by a fuseable link wire that acts like a big fuse. The wire starts at the starter solenoid.
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Solenoid was not mentioned as replaced.
If it was not part of new starter...that's the culprit.
Ignition switch (smaller wire) activates the solenoid (heavier wire) which in turn activates the (high current) starter.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
I have the same problem. I am half way through. I removed the starter but don't think that is it. The van always starts when jumped. The driving lights, clock, and radio work even though the key is not in the ignition. Something must not be disengaging and drains the battery in a few hours as if the key is on!!
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
First before we start buying any parts. Have someone tap the top of the starter solenoid on the pass side engine wall. Do this while you're turning the key.If it starts thats one problem out of the way. As far as the regulator and its condition the coach could have been asembled in several possible states and or countries. I've never seen two alike unless they were lined up at a dealership...lol. Just grab one of those 10 dollar meters and check the voltage at each battery while its running, while it's not running and while you are switched to dual mode.All may be well.or not. But you'll save a lot of time with that little meter.There is no practicle way(being a sealed unit) to actually check the regulator.Keep it simple and take your time. Good Luck. P.S. The alternator also has an internal regulator so run checks with the lights and fans on to make sure your getting sufficient voltage all the time. Thanks, Dana.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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