Author Topic: Engine won't start: not getting fuel  (Read 7698 times)

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2018, 04:35 PM »
Well we went from fuel to starter and batteries. So that makes me want to ask was it actually turning over at all before? It could be a starter, it could be a relay. That is something that is going to be impossible to diagnose on a forum, that is something that has the be done in person. One thing I can tell you is that if you give most mechanics free rein to do and replace anything they could possibly suspect then you are going to end up with a bill that far exceeds the value of the motor home. An honest mechanic will not do this but I don't know if this guy you have is someone you know or the guy down the street. I NEVER replace a part without fully diagnosing it to be bad.

Offline tmsnyder

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2018, 07:04 AM »
I thought this was a Chevy based on OP, but turns out that's over 5 years old.  Got myself all twisted around. 


Maybe start a new thread next time.




Offline NiftyBetty

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2018, 09:30 AM »
Well, my mechanic is a local RV mechanic.  New to me, but has a good reputation.   I'm afraid I am encouraging replacing parts I don't need thinking that if it's cheap and may be a problem, at over 40 years old, better safe than sorry.  It's been two years at this point, and I've yet to take a trip that didn't end with a trip back to the mechanic or a tow.   I did find another mechanic who will work on the engine where the wait is much shorter and would have had it towed to him except that it was after 5 on Saturday and his lot was locked.  No one seems terribly excited at working on this old rig.   At this point, I guess I'll just keep the faith.  Thanks for the words of wisdom.   




Offline legomybago

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2018, 10:08 AM »
Well, my mechanic is a local RV mechanic.  New to me, but has a good reputation.   I'm afraid I am encouraging replacing parts I don't need thinking that if it's cheap and may be a problem, at over 40 years old, better safe than sorry.  It's been two years at this point, and I've yet to take a trip that didn't end with a trip back to the mechanic or a tow.   I did find another mechanic who will work on the engine where the wait is much shorter and would have had it towed to him except that it was after 5 on Saturday and his lot was locked.  No one seems terribly excited at working on this old rig.   At this point, I guess I'll just keep the faith.  Thanks for the words of wisdom.
I like the positive attitude  :)ThmbUp
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Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2018, 04:24 PM »
 :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao Ben,there, done that. Back quit a few years ago did the same thing. Stepped up to the plate,paid real money for real U.S.A./Canadian made parts and never regretted it. Ok, well till it burnt to the ground. The trick is to find a old school mechanic honest who would do you right. Good show mate. Seriously good luck finding a honest mechanic. When in doubt there is one in New Jersey.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2018, 04:30 PM »
Where? i??

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 07:23 PM »
G&M Auto Service Family Owned and Operated Since 1994
1636 Bridgeboro Road
Edgewater Park, NJ 08010
wwwgandmautoservceinc.com

With out question one of the most honest experienced Classic Winnebago mechanics I've ever done business with. Can't recommend him highly enough. Super,super nice chap Brad Choyce. (609)835-4046 PLUS He owns and camps in his own Classic Winnebago. You know what they say about if you see the cook in the dinning room eating the food. Chances are the foods good. If you have a mechanic who restored his own Winnebago. Chances are he knows what he's talking about and where to get parts. :)ThmbUp

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2018, 07:53 PM »
I will second that recommendation  Frank
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 08:08 PM »
Forgot all about Brad, I met him the same time I met Tina when I stopped at his place to see her and her RV. It was funny because I was telling Brad that I had worked at the shop he owns many years before when it was a body shop.

Offline NiftyBetty

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 02:43 PM »
I'm seeing a trip to New Jersey in my future. 

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 07:04 PM »
I don't know were you are in relation to Brad. If your any were close I'd give him a call and make the effort to get my rig over there. I'm real confident if you can and do you won't regret it. :)ThmbUp

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 07:39 PM »
It is a pretty good ride especially if she needs it towed. She has to go through the city of Philadelphia then across one of the bridges to NJ.

Offline NiftyBetty

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2018, 09:48 AM »
Thankfully, I am driveable again.  Looks like about an hour and ten minutes, mostly turnpike from here.  I will be giving him a call.  Meanwhile, I will take a short overnighter to a local State park. Fingers crossed.  Thanks so much to you all for the help and the info.  Wheezie and I appreciate it.   :)clap  I'll post an update when I have something new. 

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2018, 01:17 PM »
Hee is most everything you need to know about Mopar ignition.
http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php/topic,3424.0.html

Offline NiftyBetty

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Re: Engine won't start: not getting fuel
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2018, 09:12 PM »
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