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Not cranking

Post by Volvoman100 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:56 am

Hi everyone
I have a 850 t5r auto ,and it wont crank unless I put a screwdriver across the starter motor terminals and bridge it ,there is no power to the starter trigger wire, I'm thinking pnp switch ,has anyone come across this before .

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Re: Not cranking

Post by radek93 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:43 am

Check /replace starter relay.

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Re: Not cranking

Post by rspi » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:44 am

LOL Sure others have experienced no crank issues.

Most common that I have seen is a bad PNP, have you tried in N or rolled the shifter several times?
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Re: Not cranking

Post by abscate » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Try the remote starter terminal, search this forum to find it

This will isolate the problem to ignition switch, starter relay, starter solemoid
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