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I have a problem starting my Volvo 850 when i turn the key it turns the engine but it doesn't catch. I thought it might be the starter, I checked it (its good)it will start when I bump start the car,

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Check the earthing points from the battery also the engine earth strip. a bad earth can cause this so give them a good clean. can also be a warn battery. so have this tested. but cleaning the earths is a very good idea.

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SOURCE: volvo 850 won't start occasionally

Hey Kolby!

Sounds like you've got an issue with your alarm module, causing the immobilizer to activate (also known as a "start inhibitor"). I'm not sure what type of alarm you've got, but this will probably help you find out if there is something wrong with it:

There is a panel with relays on it behind the dash. At the bottom of the steering column, by the drivers feet, there is a panel. Remove it to get access to the relay panel (just a couple of torx screws, no breakable clips as far as I can remember). Remove the "double size" relay (probably marked 210-211). Put a wire between the terminals 50E and 50F. This will hotwire the immobilizer and make sure that it always activates when turning the key.

Drive around with the wire in place instead of the relay for a while to see if this helps. If it does you'll know that the problem is related to the alarm system. Keep in mind that you will be without alarm and therefore probably also without remote central locking while doing this.
Make sure that the wire is connected firmly enough so it doesn't come loose. You can also put a fuse on it if it makes you sleep better at night ;)

Good luck!

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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hi can you turn engine over by hand [engine s not sezied ] and how did you test the battery and how did you test starter because if the engines not seized and you put a jump lead from your positive terminal off a good battery to a starters main terminal and it wont, turn over the starters faulty or there is no engine earth so connect the other jump lead from the negative battery teminal to the engine block and try again it will turn over if the starters good if the starter turns over with the jump leads check the small terminal on the starters wire is live when someone turns the ignition key if it is and the starter does not turn over then the soleniod on the starter is faulty if no live at small terminal then the ignition switch or starter relay are faulty best of luck yates2104546

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder Starting problems

your starter is bad.... the two contacts inside the solinoid are worn out only way to fix is replace the unit as a whole bet ya you get click click click then my start.. bet my life on this one been fixin toyotas for 20+ years

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 Volvo 850. Car shakes when put into reverse

Check to see you have spark on all plugs.Then check ur fuel system to see if your getting fuel.Then we can assist you.

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SOURCE: Engine won't start on 1995 850 Volvo

check starter make sure its working.if all is good check to see if the instrument lights and gauges is working if not.you have blown fuse or bad ignition switch.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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