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Just change the starter on my 1990 olds tornato the car is turning over but will not start!!! Alto battery is not charging???

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Check for spark and fuel with out these it won`t start. if this has anti-theft on it this may have activated. if the battery is not charging then have the charging system checked to find the problem.

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SOURCE: how do I change the starter on a 1990 volvo 740gl

A friend and I replaced mine this past weekend. The starter is located on the drivers side, next to the firewall down some, alittle hard to get to btu not to bad. It will take 2 people one to hold the starter and the other to unbolt the bolts.
You have to jack up the drivers side of the car to get at the bottom bolt.
There are 2 very long bolts that need to be removed.
Before you do that disconnect the battery negative cable and the cables on the starter.

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if it does not crank then you might need a starter, if it does crank the you have to check to see if you have fuel pressure

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prev.gif next.gif Starter TESTING Voltage Drop Test Fig. 1: Schematic of a voltage drop test 91052g10.jpg
NOTE: The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.
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  2. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter B+ circuit.
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  4. If voltage reads 0.5 volts or more, there is high resistance in the starter cables or the cable ground, repair as necessary. If the voltage reading is ok proceed to the next step.
  5. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter M circuit.
  6. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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Then, remove the 3 or so bolts that hold the starter on using an extension and ratchet if necessary.

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