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Starting my vs40 volvo

What is the procedure?  Do I put the key in and put my foot on the gas.  Do I not put my foot on the gas.  I am not sure if I have been starting my volvo appropriately.  I have recently gone through two starters.

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Trun the key with your foot off the acclerator. but that should have no bearing on starter failure . why have you replaced the starter have you checked the connection to make sure they are tight . when you have replaced the starter have you checked the ring gear for wear. and is the starter installed correctlykdc744

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