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Volvo 850 turbo no crank

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Volvo 850 turbo no crank

Post by Turbobrick69 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:39 pm

Hey y'all,

My volvo 850 turbo had a crank but no start issue, pretty sure it wasn't getting spark, i replaced the cam sensor, it was cranking and it took a lil bit for it to turn over then it it started, i let it run for a few minutes then turned it off to see if i could start her up again, now she wont even crank, could it be the starter?

Please help what do?

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Re: Volvo 850 turbo no crank

Post by jreed » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:18 am

There are several possibilities for the no-crank. At least on my car, the causes of a no crank have been:
The battery has been discharged too low to crank, or the battery has an internal fault (may read 12.6V at rest but the voltage sags below 11V during starting)
The positive cable between the battery and the starter is not making a good low resistance connection
1997 855 GLT (Light Pressure Turbo) still going strong. Previous: 1986 240 GL rusted out in '06, 1985 Saab 900T rusted out in '95, 1975 Saab 99 rusted out in '95, 1973 Saab 99 rusted out in '94

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Re: Volvo 850 turbo no crank

Post by misha » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 am

...or P'n'P switch if it's automatic.
To rule out p'n'p switch,try to start it in 'N' position.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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