NA8M Posted January 3, 2017 Report Share Posted January 3, 2017 Folks: I have an eight cylinder gas Ford Class A motorhome, 1995 vintage. I have no idea what type of chassis is under the Damon MH. And there's a problem: The ignition switch will not start the vehicle every time. Here's the drill. Put in the key and rotate the switch past run and into "kick that starter, we're ready to go!" Just nothing except the sound of a fan or two. Silence. So, try it again from the top. Maybe the same result, maybe joy and the sound of the engine starting. Maybe more hushed words of frustration. The "fix-it" guy at the mobile home repair business said, "It's the transmission switch that 'tells' the MH that it's in Park. Move the gear shift to Neutral and it'll work. Did that to me, too." Well, about a third of the time moving into Neutral aligns the stars, other times it just adds to the frustration. Maybe, just maybe, and I'm struggling here, when the MH has been running for a while the switch is less likely to be recalcitrant? Maybe just wishful thinking. This has been going on for 15,000 miles or so. Seems to always, finally, start. But now I jinxed it and the problem will manifest more often? Here's hoping I'm wrong. Should I have posted this in the "Class A" subforum? If so and you're the forum folks you might do me the favor of moving this message? I am terribly sorry for any offense. Anyway, any of you folks have any idea how to fix this frustrating problem? I'm all ears, hopeful, and waiting with crossed fingers. Thanks so much your consideration of my plight. Bill, NA8M Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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