V70 2000 old shape Bump starting

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Mark, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to bump
    start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which goes
    along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries this
    and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the car
    but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this quite
    dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    Mark
     
    Mark, Mar 7, 2008
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    James Sweet Guest

    "Mark" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9A5AF36A719B1TiNY@194.117.143.37...
    > Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to bump
    > start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which
    > goes
    > along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries
    > this
    > and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the car
    > but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this quite
    > dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    > Mark



    You can't bump start anything with an automatic, it has to be manual.

    Get someone with some booster cables to start it for you.
     
    James Sweet, Mar 8, 2008
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    mjc13 Guest

    James Sweet wrote:
    > "Mark" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9A5AF36A719B1TiNY@194.117.143.37...
    >
    >>Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to bump
    >>start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which
    >>goes
    >>along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries
    >>this
    >>and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the car
    >>but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this quite
    >>dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    >>Mark

    >
    >
    >
    > You can't bump start anything with an automatic, it has to be manual.
    >
    > Get someone with some booster cables to start it for you.
    >
    >


    Actually, it is possible to 'roll start' automatics if they have a
    rear pump. My old 122S with the Borg-Warner 3 speed auto would do it
    quite easily. I don't know how many modern automatics have a rear pump,
    though.
     
    mjc13, Mar 8, 2008
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  4. Mark

    Roadie Guest

    On Mar 7, 7:55 pm, Mark <> wrote:
    > Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to bump
    > start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which goes
    > along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries this
    > and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the car
    > but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this quite
    > dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    > Mark


    To bump start an automatic is going to require another car IF the
    transmission will allow it. And I doubt that it will. Why not just
    use the battery in the tow or push car to jump the existing battery
    and avoid the possibility of body damage. Or better yet hook up a
    battery charger or swap in a freshly charged battery.

    The only cars i've bump started over many years of driving have been
    those with manual transmissions.

    A suggestion for future posts would be to use simple puctuation in
    your message. All potential sentences in your original message are
    run-on and difficult to read.
     
    Roadie, Mar 9, 2008
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    Tim.. Guest

    "Mark" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9A5AF36A719B1TiNY@194.117.143.37...
    > Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to bump
    > start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which
    > goes
    > along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries
    > this
    > and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the car
    > but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this quite
    > dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    > Mark


    Do NOT attempt to bump or tow start ANY auto. End of story.

    Tim..
     
    Tim.., Mar 13, 2008
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    Allen Guest

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    "Tim.." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Mark" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9A5AF36A719B1TiNY@194.117.143.37...
    > > Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to

    bump
    > > start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which
    > > goes
    > > along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries
    > > this
    > > and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the

    car
    > > but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this

    quite
    > > dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    > > Mark

    >
    > Do NOT attempt to bump or tow start ANY auto. End of story.
    >
    > Tim..


    Do you have a reason for this nonsense or are you just ordering us?

    --
    *H. Allen Smith*
    WACO - We are all here, because we are not all there.
     
    Allen, Mar 14, 2008
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  7. Mark

    Tim.. Guest

    "Allen" <> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > "Tim.." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> "Mark" <> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9A5AF36A719B1TiNY@194.117.143.37...
    >> > Hi I know this may sound like a stupid question but is it possible to

    > bump
    >> > start a v70 automatic with a flat battery I have had some advice which
    >> > goes
    >> > along the line of this being possible in reverse only but I have tries
    >> > this
    >> > and it didnt work I have also been told its possible to tow-start the

    > car
    >> > but the speed which has to be reached is quite high thus making this

    > quite
    >> > dangerous can anyone help Many thanks
    >> > Mark

    >>
    >> Do NOT attempt to bump or tow start ANY auto. End of story.
    >>
    >> Tim..

    >
    > Do you have a reason for this nonsense or are you just ordering us?


    As others have said before- you can do it with an old school mechanical box
    with rear pump, but not on anything newer. Therefore just assume you can't,
    as ££££ repairs often follow.

    Tim..
     
    Tim.., Mar 14, 2008
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