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S60 will not start

Same problem: everything works but starter will energize

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is the security system light flashing?



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Either the solenoid or relay will need to be replaced. Try smacking on solenoid while having someone start it to see if it frees up. There is a piston inside the solenoid that you can replace for $4.
Double check all battery cables to make sure they are metal to metal contact.

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The small one is the energizer wire. That one appears to be working if your getting a click sound At the starter solenoid.
Then you will have a larger cable coming from the battery to one of the large post.
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