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Will not start

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?

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  • phantomssecr Sep 22, 2008

    I'll give this a try. Thanks for responding!



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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

hope that kinda maybe helps

Posted on Sep 19, 2008


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