I had been driving my S80 without incident or warning lights, parked the carin the driveway and next time found it would not start. It doesn't give any indication it's the battery. There is a clicking noise when the key in th ignition is turned. Do you think this is possibly the starter?
If you feel pretty confident that it is the starter a quick test to do which may sound kind of scary and wrong would be to have someone go under the car with a hammer...yes a hammer...and have another person in the drivers seat and when both people are ready (assuming that the person under the vehicle really knows where and what the starter looks like) try cranking and hitting the starter at the same time... ya gotta hit it pretty hard too... i know this sounds crazy but what it does is knock the magnatized solenoid in the starter and gets it rotating to start and crank the engine over...
if the engine starts you can pretty much guess you need a new starter.
get it checked out for sure
and maybe ask some of ur friends if they've ever done this method
Please dont do it if you dont know where the starter is or feel comfortable
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The warning lights coming on with the key in the on position is normal. If the key is turned to the start position and the engine will not crank over, suspect an internal starter motor problem or lack of power to the starter solenoid. You can try tapping on the starter motor with a blunt object while someone holds the key in the crank position to see if it starts when this problem occurs. If it starts using this procedure, the starter motor will be defective
This engine is definitely beyond repair and needs replacement. I would first shop auto recyclers in your area to find an engine/transaxle with less miles than what your mechanic is offering (100,000 miles is a lot). Hope this helps.
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having the same problem with my 1999 s80 2.9 . replaced the abs module twice and still get the brake failure warning. when the ignition key is turned there is a clicking sound from the center console beneath the shifter, then the brake failure warning, and the car will not start. (also after the last abs module replacement the car sometimes gets stuck in park).
I appreciate your predicament.. it's virtually impossible to diagnosis your problem here without personally inspecting the vehicle. Intake air flow is rarely the cause of the problem you describe... it's usually something more sinister. Without more information, I cannot tell you anything more than have it inspected (hopely by a competent technician)... sometimes the obvious is not the cause... it's the innocuousness possibilities that confound us. and it's this confoundment which agravates us.