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My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by jimmy57 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:09 pm

WHen it turns over does it sound like it is spinning REALLY fast or is there a normal cyclic noise like is normal while engine is cranking?

I am asking because I am suspicious of hanging valves and extended tappets (lifters) that are common to this engine family through 1999.

If it is cranking fast then hold accel pedal to floor and crank it over for a minute. THen do that again. Often it takes 2 plus minutes for the engine to start when it has the sticking valve issue. You must have a good fully charged battery to crank it over that long. DO not stop until you reach a minute. Every time you turn to start position a cranking enrichment occurs. 1 minute does not mean 15 secons 4 times, it is 1 minute continuous.

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by jpr0204 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:27 pm

Jimmy57,

1 minute of continuous cranking will have the starter motor glowing red and may shorten it's life dramatically no?

To each their own, but I personally wouldn't lay on a starter for a full 60 seconds.

What if you pour a gallon or two of fuel in and shoot just a quick spray or two of starting fluid in the intake and then give it try? May the ether will help it along just enough to get it going?

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by m96ag » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:57 pm

Personally, it sounds odd, but if this were true starting fluid would not help because there would be no compression from the valves being stuck open. Although, if there were no compression the load on the starter motor would be minimal.
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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by robertcnorman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:08 pm

Ok. I just put gas in and turned it over twice. It still is not starting. I do hear a normal hum (Hopefully from the fuel pump) before I turn it over and it holds steady for at least a few minutes when I decide to turn the key. It sounds like it wants to start but just doesnt.

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by m96ag » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Try following this video to jumper the fuel pump. It should only run for a few seconds if the engine isn't cranking or running. http://youtu.be/GclQq7VpC08
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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by robertcnorman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:25 pm

It does not sound abnormal (Or like its spinning) when I turn it over.

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by robertcnorman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:34 pm

I can try that. Thanks.

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by robertcnorman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:24 pm

Tried the Relay jump start and there was no difference.

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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by m96ag » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:30 pm

Have you checked the fuses for the fuel injection?
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Re: My 1998 Volvo S70 non turbo will not start.

Post by robertcnorman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:41 pm

I checked all the fuses and they look good.

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