IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics

Get email notification of topic replies. Log in or register (free). Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

Baztian
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Year and Model: 1999 S70 T5M
Location: Montreal

S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by Baztian »

Hi everyone,

I have a 1999 S70, T5M 2.3L and it just went dead at the shopping center.

I have changed the fuel pump and it won't start either (even with the relay jumped)

I have noticied that the clock inside the dash is not keeping the time.

I have tested all fuses (not all relay's)

Anyone has an idea?

Thanks

Sébastien Le Bel
User avatar
bmdubya1198
Posts: 4322
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:45 am
Year and Model: 2K V70R M56
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 181 times

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by bmdubya1198 »

Do you have a check engine light on, and have you checked for any codes? When you say the clock isn't keeping time, is the display not on at all?
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
Baztian
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Year and Model: 1999 S70 T5M
Location: Montreal

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by Baztian »

No check engine, it started, went shopping, didn't start back
When the ignition key is off, the clock doesn't stay on. I actually don't remember if it normally stays on or off.
NO codes either.

Thanks
User avatar
bmdubya1198
Posts: 4322
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:45 am
Year and Model: 2K V70R M56
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 181 times

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by bmdubya1198 »

On '99+ cars, the clock will turn off shortly after you turn the key off... I think it's 5-10 minutes or something like that. Probably nothing to worry about unless the time itself is resetting.

How long did you drive the car before this happened? Sometimes very short trips in these cars can cause this due to excessive fuel.
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
Baztian
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Year and Model: 1999 S70 T5M
Location: Montreal

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by Baztian »

The time reset it's self. Like if the battery was disconnected. It keeps the time for about 10 minutes.
Car was running fine.
24h prior to this issue, I have changed oil, oil filter and air filter.
I drove the car for about 5km, parked it and didn"t start 20 minutes later.
User avatar
bmdubya1198
Posts: 4322
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:45 am
Year and Model: 2K V70R M56
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 181 times

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by bmdubya1198 »

Okay, so that would be considered a short trip in my book. The time resetting is a little weird, but I'm not sure that it's related to the no-start... but this is a ME7 car, so who knows.

Take a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?t=18175

Also if that doesn't fix it (or either way, to help diagnose this) it would be a good idea to check for spark. That could help narrow down some other issues.
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
Baztian
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Year and Model: 1999 S70 T5M
Location: Montreal

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by Baztian »

Will do right away.
Will get back for more details

Thanks
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 22486
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 376 times
Been thanked: 1174 times

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by abscate »

How old is your battery? The ME7 cars need good supply voltage from a fresh battery
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary
User avatar
RickHaleParker
Posts: 4701
Joined: Mon May 25, 2015 2:30 pm
Year and Model: See Signature below.
Location: Kansas
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 603 times

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by RickHaleParker »

Baztian wrote: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:10 am I have changed the fuel pump and it won't start either (even with the relay jumped)
Did you give it a 3 - 5 second burst of Starting Fluid to confirm that it is a fuel delivery problem?
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.
2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0.
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 22486
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 376 times
Been thanked: 1174 times

Re: S70 T5M 1999 - Crank but won't start

Post by abscate »

A common problem on P80 cars is the electrical part of the ignition switch goes bad at about 150k miles

You get a lot of. Things go crazy when this happens
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post