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1998 Volvo S70. Won't Start...Battery Recently Replaced. I replaced the battery within the past month, and had no problems with engine starting until today. The battery cables are tightened securely, and there is no corrosion on the terminals. I tried to jump start the car...with no success. All lights, power door locks, etc. seem to be functioning properly. When I try to start the car, I hear one click. My first guess was that the starter is the problem. I know that some starters can get "locked up" and can be remedied with a sharp wack with a hammer. Is there a blown fuse that could possibly cause the issue? How can I tell if the problem is with the ignition switch, starter or alternator? As you can see, I have lots of questions...but am not sure what look for/try now. I'd appreciate hearing from those who have experienced this situation!!!

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You will need to check to see if the starter is being triggered with a test light. It should be hooked up to the small wire on the solenoid portion of the starter. If it lights up when you turn the ignition switch to the start position, it is the starter, if not, it could be several other things (ignition switch, neutral safety switch or wiring).

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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usually multiple clicking (like a machine gun) does indicate lw battery voltage. did you get 11.9 volts with it running or car off? with running you should be over 13.6 min up to 14.0 volts. these cars have a fair amount of electronics with some residual voltage draws which may shorten battery life. 4 yrs is not too bad. i would consider replacing battery

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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I had the same problem with the 2000 v70 XC I bought in Dec. 08. I replaced the battery, then the antenna ring (around ignition; part of the immobilizer system), and bought new keys as sometimes the chips in them do go bad. Also, if you have a key for another car with an immobilizer system on the same keyring, take it off. The multiple signals can confuse the immobilizer system. I think the antenna ring may have been one issue as, consistent with what repairpal stated, I got a crank and the engined turned over for about a second or 2 one time and then it died. The antenna ring (and the new keys) were relatively inexpensive. That worked for about a month and then I got no crank at all.  I had the starter replaced, but in hindsight I think that may have not been the problem.  I think the problem was the starter not getting juice. The starter was a very expensive solution. About 2 weeks after having the starter replaced, it wouldn't crank again.  I took it to a Volvo dealership and gave them the history. They found a corroded wire near the starter and, at least until now, that seems to have done the trick. Labor on the wire was about $100 at the dealer. Searching Volvo forums for those who have had a similar problem, I have found that others have had the "bad wire" problem.  If you are told to replace the starter by your mechanic, my advice to anyone having this problem is to have check to make sure the starter is getting juice before replacing the starter as replacing the starter (parts and labor) cost me about $650-$700.  If they find that the starter is not getting juice, they can check for wire corrision starting at the starter and working their way back.   

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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replace the starter relay located in the fuse panel in the engine compartment... i think on the volvo that would be near the firewall but look near the battery for the fuse panel

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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