89-780 Won't start/turn-over - Sometimes??

Discussion in 'Volvo 780' started by BL, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. BL

    BL Guest

    This morning when I tried to start it, I heard a click in the engine
    compartment and everything went electrically dead.

    A few minutes later, the electrics were back. Everything, radio,
    lights, heater motor worked. I turned the key to start and everything
    went dead, again.

    I came home from work, to work on 'my baby', Same thing, Try to start
    it and killed the electrical system. No bad fuses!

    10 minutes later it started and is still running fine.

    Where should I start to trouble shoot this?

    Looks like I will have to drive my 765 and the wifey is back in the
    Ford 'til I find what is up.

    I know, I know, I am usually come around when I have problems.
    But as always, THANKS!


    Bill Leonard @ Home in Wisconsin, USA
    Maroon 1989 760 Turbo wagon! w/130k miles ;-}
    Black! 1989 780 Turbo Coupe w/140k miles 8-}
    Blue Mule 1987 245 non-Turbo w/205k miles :)SOLD
     
    BL, Oct 2, 2003
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  2. BL

    Herman Guest

    Bill,
    You may have a bad connection at the battery terminals or such or
    possibly even a bad battery.
    Herman '83 282 formerly 242 Turbo Intercooled.
    p.s. Just sell me the car!!!;-)
     
    Herman, Oct 2, 2003
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  3. BL

    BL Guest

    Thanks Herman,
    I am go na go over all those connections, today.
    Actually a nice day here in Wisconsin to take off work and play with
    the 780.
    Well, all I can say is, I wish anyone who wanted a 780T, could have
    one. I surely love mine!
    It was a very lucky day for me when I responded to a newspaper ad for
    an old used Volvo. A long story I posted last September, 02.
    I will post the results.
    I put a new battery in a couple of months ago.
    If it is the started motor, looks like is not a easy fix.

    Cheers to you All!
    Lucky Bill ;-)

    Bill Leonard @ Home in Wisconsin, USA
     
    BL, Oct 2, 2003
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  4. When you check over your connection, don;t forget the earth connection
    between the engine and the body.

    Just a thought,

    Steve
    Maroon 1989 744 GLE 185K miles
     
    Steve Rodgers, Oct 2, 2003
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  5. BL

    Peter Milnes Guest

    Have you checked out the ignition switch?

    Cheers, Peter.

    : When you check over your connection, don;t forget the earth connection
    : between the engine and the body.
    :
    : Just a thought,
    :
    : Steve
    : Maroon 1989 744 GLE 185K miles
    :
    : : > Thanks Herman,
    : > I am go na go over all those connections, today.
    : > Actually a nice day here in Wisconsin to take off work and play with
    : > the 780.
    : > Well, all I can say is, I wish anyone who wanted a 780T, could have
    : > one. I surely love mine!
    : > It was a very lucky day for me when I responded to a newspaper ad for
    : > an old used Volvo. A long story I posted last September, 02.
    : > I will post the results.
    : > I put a new battery in a couple of months ago.
    : > If it is the started motor, looks like is not a easy fix.
    : >
    : > Cheers to you All!
    : > Lucky Bill ;-)
    : >
    : >
    : > >Bill,
    : > >You may have a bad connection at the battery terminals or such or
    : > >possibly even a bad battery.
    : > >Herman '83 282 formerly 242 Turbo Intercooled.
    : > >p.s. Just sell me the car!!!;-)
    : >
    : > Bill Leonard @ Home in Wisconsin, USA
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Oct 3, 2003
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  6. BL

    BL Guest

    You were right Herman

    Bad contact at new battery posts.
    I should have put the new battery in myself.
    The kid at Batteries Plus said that he did it 'all the time'.

    I enjoyed a nice long weekend, fixing my 780 ;-)

    Bill
     
    BL, Oct 9, 2003
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  7. BL

    Herman Guest

    No problem Bill, happy to hear that was all, have encountered it myself
    a few times before....... but I still think you should sell me that
    car cheap!!!...... ;-)
    Herman, "83 282 5.0 H.O. formerly 242 Turbo intercooled.
     
    Herman, Oct 9, 2003
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