/ Montana 5740C intermittent no crank #1
- May 9, 2018
- Northern WI
- New Holland Boomer 40 Cab
I have a Montana 5740C with Mitsubishi engine that intermittently will not crank. When it gets into the event it seems that cycling the key completely off and back to crank will make it work after 8-12 key cycles. Cleaned both battery connections pos and neg, cleaned neg ground by battery, cleaned connections at starter solenoid and it made no difference. Replaced starter with brand new Chinese one Saturday and it wouldn't crank even after 15 key cycles. Battery is 4 year old Napa Gold 710 amp that with midtronics tester tests for 660 cca. However if I top off the charge on the battery it cranks right away...unless that's just a coincidence? In the Montana parts catalog I see there is a starter relay in the steering console part# Q1800018 or TRG-750. Has anyone else run into this being the cause of the problem? When key is turned to crank and it doesn't there is one light click inside the cab like a relay would make? Trying to decide whether to replace $39 relay or $110 battery next...hate hanging parts on but I'm getting stumped with this one.