97 960 won't start but if I wait for awhile it starts just fine

Discussion in 'Volvo 960' started by pomalley, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. pomalley

    pomalley Guest

    This has happend 4 times in the last 4 months. I turn the car off, run
    in to the store, come out 5 minutes later, the car won't start.
    Nothing, no click, nothing. All the lights on the dashboard turn on,
    the radio plays, headlights, auto locks, etc. all work. Just nothing
    when I try to start it.

    If I wait an extended period of time, usually more than an hour but
    sometimes half a day, it starts up just fine.

    I've tried moving the gear shift, steering wheel, etc. Nothing helps
    other than giving it some time. Then it starts like there was never a
    problem.

    I've had to leave at a friend's house because it would not start till
    the next day.

    Any ideas what can be the problem??

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
    pomalley, Nov 28, 2006
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    Jan-Erik Guest

    try fuel relay, sounds like the problem I had. changed the fuel relay
    and no more problem!
     
    Jan-Erik, Nov 28, 2006
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    Perry Noid Guest

    I had a similar problem with an old '79 toyota... turned out to be a broken
    wire in the starter solenoid. When it was cold, the connection was ok and
    the car would start. Once it got good and warm, the wire would move
    slightly, and the connection was broken, resulting in the no-start. I was
    lucky enough to be able to clean the two ends of the wires, wrap them with
    some copper wire, and flow solder over the connection to make the fix
    permanent.
     
    Perry Noid, Nov 28, 2006
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    pomalley Guest

    Thanks for the input but I don't think it's either problem. I think
    it's something that has to do with the transmission. Maybe when I park
    and put it in gear, I'm knocking something loose that prevents it from
    starting for a safety precaution and it times out after a while.
    Of course, that's just a guess... o
     
    pomalley, Nov 30, 2006
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    Mr. V Guest

    Mr. V, Nov 30, 2006
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