Connecting Pins 87 To 30 To Start Car - Continuos Clicking With Ignition

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Oka
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Connecting Pins 87 To 30 To Start Car - Continuos Clicking With Ignition

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Just moved the other XC70 form the yard and need to move it back. Now, at the turn of the ignition to start, I hear continuous clicking until I release the key. This I feel would be the starter . . . right? Since am not ready to tackle that now, can I just do the connecting the Pin 87 to Pin 30 to start the car, just to move it back to the yard? If yes, how is that done. Maybe I did not search well enough, but, need a good instruction on how to do the pin connections and on which relay.

Thanks.
2001 Volvo XC70/AWD/Auto/Turbo/146kMiles (Brown)
2001 Volvo V70XC/AWD/Auto/Turbo/144kMiles (Maroon)
2006 Toyota Sienna LE/AWD 93K (Green)
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1985 BMW (E23) 735i(US)/AUTO/209K Miles (Parked since 2011)
1997 Mazda MPV/AUTO/4WD/173K Miles (Parked since 2008)
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If the starter is clicking, check the battery.
1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package.
2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000.
2004 S60R, B8444S TF80 AWD. Yamaha V8 conversion
2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0.

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I have the battery a full charge right before starting it again. I remember (maybe it’s a Volvo thingy) sometimes a new battery is some solutions. Though this battery is about six years old. Will try another battery. Will send an update. Thanks for the info.
2001 Volvo XC70/AWD/Auto/Turbo/146kMiles (Brown)
2001 Volvo V70XC/AWD/Auto/Turbo/144kMiles (Maroon)
2006 Toyota Sienna LE/AWD 93K (Green)
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1985 BMW (E23) 735i(US)/AUTO/209K Miles (Parked since 2011)
1997 Mazda MPV/AUTO/4WD/173K Miles (Parked since 2008)
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean/3.0/131K/AWD (Parked since 2017)

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When you think you have a full charge, take the battery to Autozone and have them bench test it.

If the battery sat for a long time without a float charger, good chance it has a heavy build-up of lead sulfate crystals. It is possible to recover a newer battery from sulfation but, six years old ... the odds are not good but not impossible.
1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package.
2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000.
2004 S60R, B8444S TF80 AWD. Yamaha V8 conversion
2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0.

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Post by Oka »

I got another older battery, fully charged it and it started the XC. I have moved it back to the backyard to deal with it latter. Thanks for your info.
2001 Volvo XC70/AWD/Auto/Turbo/146kMiles (Brown)
2001 Volvo V70XC/AWD/Auto/Turbo/144kMiles (Maroon)
2006 Toyota Sienna LE/AWD 93K (Green)
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1985 BMW (E23) 735i(US)/AUTO/209K Miles (Parked since 2011)
1997 Mazda MPV/AUTO/4WD/173K Miles (Parked since 2008)
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean/3.0/131K/AWD (Parked since 2017)

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Store the battery/batteries on float charge (trickle lowest amperage) as a peventive measure to avoid this problem again. I have taken batteries that where in bad shape and restored them with a long float charge. It might take weeks on float charge but it not like it is needed now.
1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package.
2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000.
2004 S60R, B8444S TF80 AWD. Yamaha V8 conversion
2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0.

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