Motorhome problem!

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  1. Darren fletcher

    Darren fletcher

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    Sorry if this is the wrong forum!
    I'm desperate for help and I'm a complete novice. I tried to start my Swift Royale 6 berth 1996 Motorhome yesterday and it turned over very slow. As not to drain the battery I took the key out and the engine still carried on trying to start for a couple of turns then went flat. Now there is no lights on the dash when I turn the key? I tried to use some jump leads but nothing happens? Any advice or help would be great?
     
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    treetops1 Funster

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    First job i recon is give your battery a good over night charge then try again tomorrow ,it may just be a Knackered battery.
     
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    Yup, what he said. Modern jump leads are really tricky to get a good contact on the Ducato jump start points, so I don't think that is indicative. Charge the battery, and try again.
     
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    And here's a ditto (or is that a ditto ditto?)
     
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    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    I would firstly subscribe as a full member so you can post more than 5 times. The wealth of information will repay you time and time.

    Welcome to Fun and hope you get it sorted :)
     
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    New Battery if you want it to start next time.
     
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    ianandkath Funster

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    sounds like your starter contacts "stuck", or welded together. that can happen with a low battery.
    like others have said , take off and charge overnight, becareful when you refit it , that the starter doesn't run. just tap the earth lead on the battery to check
     
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    But what's all this about still trying to start with the key out(n) sounds as if something is shorting somewhere.
    Edit sorry overlapped the last post
     
  9. Darren fletcher

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    Thanks all for your advice I will charge and try again. The battery and starter motor is only 6 months old.
     
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    solenoid stuck on the starter, give it a belt, the round thing on the top, not hitting it on any plastic bits, and check the live lead on the back is nt in contact with the other littler leads.
     
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    All sorted thanks for everyone's help. Somehow the starter was full of water and something had caused a short?? Starter taken off and cleaned new wiring and battery charged, like new now. Thanks
     
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    Good to hear you got your problem sorted.

    Hi Darren, welcome to the wonderful world of Motorhomes, now that you have found the forum and invested in your Motorhome I would seriously think of joining £15 per a year , you will have access to so much information and have fellow Motorhomers at your fingertips. :welcomesign:
     
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