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1998 volvo s70 wont crank. the battery is good tryed jumping just clicks.

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Sounds like faild starter solenoid contacts,also check for corrosion at starter and pos cable.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Volvo S70 AUTOMOBILES
Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Volvo S70 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace -> With Air Conditioning -> Without Air Conditioning
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Our 1998 Volvo V70 doesn't start in the morning when it's cold (usually below 40 degrees). Once it's jumped it starts right away and will start again that day (unless it sits for 10-12 hours on a really...


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;check battery to body; and engine earth cabel if ok check starter connections. with a volt meter check battery volts when cold should be about 12.6 volts now crank engine over note reading should drop about 1 volt. if it drops alot more you will have a starter fault think you will find a problem with earth cabel i assume you have correct oil grade in engine

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Installation instructions/diagram for 1998 volvo s70 starter


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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

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