Question about 1988 Volvo 740

1 Answer

Changed the batterty and now it will not start

I put a anew battery in my 1988 740 turbo and it will turn over but there is no spark. Is there a safe mode or any thing simple i am over looking? I hasn't ever done this and has a fresh tune up. i could use some desperate help!!!

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Volvo Master
  • 77,202 Answers

This engine is controlled by a computer, run the self test on it and see if the system has trouble codes stored.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I put a new starter on a year ago. today put on anew alternator and my truck will only turn over a few times quit

Battery ? battery cables ? Test the starting system , voltage drop starting system ! go on you tube a check out voltage drop testing starting system .

Jan 09, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I've just put in anew motorin my 98 accord dx. and i am getting all the sign that the car wants to start. it turns over, getting gas to the fuel line, got 135 to 140 compresion. as far as i can te

Have you confirmed that you are getting fuel into the combustion chamber. If this is a carburetor model, the needle might be stuck against the seat in the float chamber, especially if the new motor has been standing for sum time.

Jan 19, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have a 1990 Laser RS Turbo. Won't start, no spark at plugs but spark at coil. I hear a rapid clicking sound behind the radio on the passenger but all the time. When I try to start it it just turns...

normally a quick clicking sound means that the battery is low in voltage and amperage,but first check your connectors and the battery posts to make sure they are clean and secure. if you have a tester,check for voltage at the battery,you should be getting 12 volts or more.if you have 12 volts+,turn on the headlights and test the battery to see if it is retaining 12 volts or not,this is known as a load test. if voltage falls rapidly your battery should be changed.if it holds charge pretty well,than put thr battery on slow charge overnight and retry starting the vehicule.nb. the clicking noise is caused by the onboard computer that reads the voltage before startup and under 11.5 volts your car will make this sound.if your car starts put the tester on the battery again and check voltage,it should be 13volts or higher which means your alternator is charging the battery.

Sep 27, 2011 | 1990 Plymouth Laser

1 Answer

Will not start

make sure all relays and fuses are good,check for fire at the coils or voltage.

Oct 07, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

Clicks when you go to start it

Why change battery and alt? Both failed together, not likely. Clicking of the starter solenoid has for decades been a battery gone bad or a starter issue. Solenoid or starter motor brushes etc. What relationship has the sitting and not starting have to do with it. The alt only keeps the battery charged if it the alt can not supply the current needed to run the veh and draws on the battery. That battery keeps the computer memories live and turns the starter over. New battery. Are all the ground wires clean and tight? There may be Relays for the starting circuit. Please do not throw parts at it. Take it to the very best, close by repair facility or dealer. These vehicles are very complex today and even with my 45 years experience,some professional we can't keep up.

Sep 25, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

3 Answers

88 suburu 1.8 liter getting gas but wont start , just changed plugs and wires, could it be the turbo

the turbo has nothing to do with starting
check for spark with a timing light

Aug 28, 2009 | 1988 Subaru GL-10

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

118 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts


Level 3 Expert

77201 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides