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Doesnt start sometimes

Well i have just purchased my first volvo and it was runing and starting great. Then thr starting problems. Engine turns over than goes to start and when it does kicks out the staerter and NO START??? Checkek the fuses and changed the battery and still same problem. Happen a week ago before the new battery and we jump it and then it started rand for a few days and its back again??????

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  • drallim May 11, 2010

    The charging system for the battery may be in trouble. Charge the battery up with a small charger overnight. The engine should fire right up--if so, then measure the battery voltage with a voltmeter. It should read: 13.5 to 14.5 volts DC. If it reads only 12.6 volts, the alternator is in trouble. Take the car to an auto parts house to have them check the alternator while still on the engine--they will usually do so for free as they hope to sell you a replacement part.

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It could be bad battery cables

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