I have a 2000 Volvo s80 and I can not get it to turn over or even fire
Hi,regarding your Volvo s80, have you noticed recently in the past that it almost did not want to start and maybe sometimes it did start?
I am asking to see if you noticed this recently?
If you do not hear your car even click, when you turn the key,
Have you checked your battery,and the battery wires to make sure the battery is good?
Maybe the battery needs to be replaced or a wire is loose and there is no connection with the battery,and wires, please check your battery first.When was your battery last replaced? Check the battery cables to see if there is any
noticeable corrosion that you can see that might be interfering with the contact.(If you see green and or white powder try cleaning off this area with a battery terminal brush)
Remove the terminal wire clamps, most can be loosed and removed from the batteries positive and negative terminals with a flat head screwdriver.
Then clean the area with the battery terminal brush ,if it has the green/white corrosion,you will be able to see if it does.
Be safe and protect your eyes always with safety glasses.
I just went through this with my daughter's car.
The Volvo s80 also has what is called a flywheel. (Very expensive to buy new from the dealer, it will cost a few hundred dollars)
Tip, If it is the flywheel you can shop around for prices depending on your budget and preferences./(New or used)
Yes,you can replace the flywheel even with another used flywheel,just make sure the teeth are not damaged,or worn.
A used flywheel could save you money, which most likely will be needed to pay someone to replace and do the work,if it is the flywheel.
Replacing the flywheel entails taking apart the entire front end,
the entire suspension needs to come out if it is a front wheel drive,
the engine needs to be dropped,
and the transmission needs to be separated.
Second and very important tip make sure if you are replacing the flywheel that the new or used one is an exact match for the one that is in your car.
(It must have the same exact number of teeth.
(I learned this the hard way)
Some flywheels have 133 teeth and some maybe 142, so make sure it is an exact match.
You do not want to have your car taken apart,and put back together again and find out it is not starting after all this work because you bought the wrong flywheel.
If the flywheel in your car has 133 teeth then a flywheel that has 142 teeth will Not match and you don't want that to happen,because your car won't start after all that work and you have to do it all over again which will cost money.
The flywheel is a large almost 12 inches in height and 10 or so inches in width,heavy metal circular shaped piece that has grooves(or teeth that go all around the metal,if any of these teeth are worn down what happens is when you try to start the car it will turnover but the car won't start.
The reason is the flywheel rotates to catch on the grooves and sometimes over years there could be an area were maybe even 2-3 of the grooves(teeth on the flywheel becomes worn.)
If the flywheel has damaged or worn teeth ,it won't be able to turn and catch,and the car won't start.
If you do not have someone to do this type of work,take it to a transmission shop and they replace flywheels
I hope maybe all you need is a new battery.
Keep in mind the flywheel ?
My daughter's car is a Volvo s80 2003.
I'm not sure how many miles are on your vehicle or if you just bought the vehicle,but over time If the teeth are damaged or a few,even 3 teeth in a row are worn down,this can happen and the car won't catch to start.
As I mentioned the cars flywheel turns and the teeth have to catch on the starter and the flywheel rests on the starter enabling the car to start once the teeth catch.
We also replaced the starter which went through a toll from her continuing to try to start the car.
If it is the flywheel it is always good to replace the starter also in th s80.
I hope this information is helpful to you.
If your wondering,we went with a used flywheel and new starter and now the car starts great.
2000 Volvo S80
on Apr 13, 2017