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Old 09-04-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
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95 850 TURBO WAGON starting problem

Wife was driving fine all day. Went to start, nothing. Got the mumbo jumbo
display on the radio and all warning lights were dim. I couldn't even get
the windows to go up. After a couple of seconds turn key again and still
nothing but the warning lights look normal and I was able to put up the
windows with normal power. Car has 114,000. Volvo battery is 4 years old.
Had new coil at 87,000 and new fuel pump at 110,000. Any help would be
appreciated.

Thanks
Phil


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Old 09-04-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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"PK" <patkoz@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> Wife was driving fine all day. Went to start, nothing. Got the mumbo jumbo
> display on the radio and all warning lights were dim. I couldn't even get
> the windows to go up. After a couple of seconds turn key again and still
> nothing but the warning lights look normal and I was able to put up the
> windows with normal power. Car has 114,000. Volvo battery is 4 years old.
> Had new coil at 87,000 and new fuel pump at 110,000. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Phil
>
>


Try cleaning the lead oxide from the battery terminals. Remove the cables
from battery end, negative cable first and last.

Dale P.........
97 850

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Old 09-04-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 95 850 TURBO WAGON starting problem

"PK" <patkoz@optonline.net> wrote:

>Wife was driving fine all day. Went to start, nothing. Got the mumbo jumbo
>display on the radio and all warning lights were dim. I couldn't even get
>the windows to go up. After a couple of seconds turn key again and still
>nothing but the warning lights look normal and I was able to put up the
>windows with normal power. Car has 114,000. Volvo battery is 4 years old.
>Had new coil at 87,000 and new fuel pump at 110,000. Any help would be
>appreciated.
>
>Thanks
>Phil
>


Could be the battery. Both my Volv0-branded batteries quit suddently.
One, started fine when I went to lunch, and was completely dead when
tried to return. Second one, same thing while running errands, No
hint of trouble until it quit (conveniently, in an auto parts store
parking lot).

I've been using non-Volvo batteries since then, and both have given
sufficient warning of impending failure to buy a new one before being
stranded.
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 95 850 TURBO WAGON starting problem

Doug Warner <dwarner22@ccharter.net> wrote:

> Could be the battery. Both my Volv0-branded batteries quit suddently.
> One, started fine when I went to lunch, and was completely dead when
> tried to return. Second one, same thing while running errands, No
> hint of trouble until it quit (conveniently, in an auto parts store
> parking lot).


I have never got less than 6 years out of a Volvo original equipment
battery.
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Old 09-06-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 95 850 TURBO WAGON starting problem

Sure enough it was the battery. Just shy of four years on a Volvo battery.
Put in an Interstate this time. Thanks for the helpful replies.


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Old 09-07-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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"PK" <patkoz@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> Sure enough it was the battery. Just shy of four years on a Volvo battery.
> Put in an Interstate this time. Thanks for the helpful replies.
>
>

PK,
Now that it's running drive it to your local Volvo dealer and turn it in.
You don't have enough mechanical apptitude to drive a Volvo.......... sfsf

Dale P............

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Old 09-07-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 95 850 TURBO WAGON starting problem

At least I have enough mechanical aptitude to change the battery and smart
enough to stay away from dealer service shops. Most a--holes who drive
Volvos don't even know how to open the hood! By the way I own three of them.


"dale_peterson" <dale_peterson@charter.net> wrote in message
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> "PK" <patkoz@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:d9qTe.12226$OT1.560@fe09.lga...
> > Sure enough it was the battery. Just shy of four years on a Volvo

battery.
> > Put in an Interstate this time. Thanks for the helpful replies.
> >
> >

> PK,
> Now that it's running drive it to your local Volvo dealer and turn it in.
> You don't have enough mechanical apptitude to drive a Volvo..........

sfsf
>
> Dale P............
>



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