Starter problems


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Hello all,

Recently had to replace the read, rebuild the engine and do a few other assorted repairs; went to check if everything was fine right (it was besides one small leak) and the state would only click. Replaced the starter as I figured it was most likely the solenoid, out everything back together the way I took it apart, and now there's nothing. Lights and everything turn on full, all the electrical is working as it should except the starter, so I don't think it's the battery or connections directly from it

I'm thinking it may be a connection, (hands were oily putting it all back together), a plug that I inadvertently removed without realizing, or a fuse. (17 was never there to start, and I can't tell if A3 went or not). Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix it? I don't have any test readers it anything besides an OBDII (only codes that come up is a transmission error from when the battery is low, but that was cleared up after a while on the charger and is semi-regular in cold weather; has never attended starting before)

Thanks to all in advance, I hope I explained everything well enough. This is genuinely concerning as this is my daily vehicle :(

 

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Starter doesn't even click? It's the ground wire to the solenoid plugged in - it's the little green wire with spade terminal.

Attach some pictures if you can.

Check for voltage drop across the main positive lead to the starter.

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On 5/12/2022 at 6:12 AM, mojojo said:

Starter doesn't even click? It's the ground wire to the solenoid plugged in - it's the little green wire with spade terminal.

Attach some pictures if you can.

Check for voltage drop across the main positive lead to the starter.

Thanks! Ended up taking it to a shop and they were able to get it going before I saw this. That's exactly what it ended up being, too haha. Thanks!

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Cool.

Keep that in mind if you don't yourself in the same situation several months from now. Three aftermarket cables are garbage, so unless they used genuine Volvo or made a cable for you, you'll likely revisit.

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On 5/19/2022 at 4:13 PM, mojojo said:

Cool.

Keep that in mind if you don't yourself in the same situation several months from now. Three aftermarket cables are garbage, so unless they used genuine Volvo or made a cable for you, you'll likely revisit.

Thanks! Will definitely keep in mind; can probably make my own writing to plug into the system better than the aftermarket or OEM, just a matter of finding the right gauge and adding the connections. Thanks again!

 

 

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