brunocerous wrote: ↑Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:21 am
Last weekend, with temperatures near 90 degrees, I drove home the '98 T5 with the kids because it's the only P80 I have with air conditioning, I swapped in a new AGM battery to replace the old one that kept dying — and now it doesn't start anymore. I just get a click/sproing sound when I try to crank it.
My brother says it's likely the antenna ring, so it looks like I'll be swapping it out this afternoon.
Could it be something else? Bad starter? AGM battery?
I don't think the '98 has an antenna ring, and if so, it will crank, but not start.
So does it try to crank, or does it crank and not start?
It just makes a sound that's somewhere between a 'click' and 'sproing' when I try to crank it.
I'd never had any problem starting it before, but something similar did happen with the '99 XC V70.
The reason I asked is I have always been able to find Zerex G05 in both 50/50 and concentrate at Napa.
I searched napaonline.com and they also show both the 50/50 and concentrate G48 in stock and in store local to me.
If you have a Napa near you that might be a source for you. I have also found my local napa helpful when ordering things they don't typically stock. I know some people have bad experiences with napa but I like mine.
What drives me nuts about Zerex's current labeling is their 50/50 bottles clearly state they are 50/50 mix right on the front.
The concentrate? nothing...I believe their concentrate jug does mention mixing on the back but nothing on the front that mentions it being a concentrate.
Today my cars ac wasn't kicking on. I shut the engine, pulled the ac fuse (fine), pulled the relay and shook it (no rattle), and pulled the little electric wire that runs to the compressor and reconnected. Restarted the car and the ac kicked on but was cycling at idle, on the highway it stayed on without cycling. Temp was 91 plus humidity today.
I'll monitor it but cycling compressor in most cases means low freon, right?
99 s70 NA Manual - >220k miles
Mods: Accidental C70 Delta link, V70 Left Dog Leg