Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My 440 Dodge Motor Home won't start.

asked by on

I have a 440 Dodge Motor Home. I pulled it out of the drive and it wouldn't start. I put a new starter in it. It clicks once, but won't turn over. I thought maybe the motor had froze up, but I can't turn motor by hand underneath.

The 440 has a flex plate with a ring gear. The starter needs to be removed and then see if the engine can be moved by hand. It may be a possibility that the starter and ring gear on the flex plate are binding due to damage or misalignment. My advice is to have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, remove the starter, check the engine for movement and inspect the starter ring gear on the flex plate.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Key spinning freely in the ignition

It sounds like your ignition switch has broken. This switch has the detents in it that give you the different positions that the key goes through (e.g., Off, Accessory, On, Crank). This switch breaking explains why your key would be...

Q: A warning beep comes on every 10 seconds (just one beep)

Hello there, many faults can cause a beeping noise in your 2004 Dodge Stratus. The most common would be the seat belt warning light. This can occur if the passenger seat sensor is faulty. A qualified technician such as one...

Q: i am looking for video about how to assemble NP203 transfer-case

Hi Yousef. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with a video that shows this type of repair. You might want to purchase a service and repair manual - which most of them can be downloaded when you purchase them online.

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.