Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998

Starter

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TESTING



The easiest way to test the performance of the starter is to perform a voltage drop test.

The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.

  1. Connect a voltmeter between the positive and negative terminals of the battery.
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  3. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage drop on the meter.
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  5. If voltage drops below 11.5 volts, there is high resistance in the starting system.
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  7. Check for proper connections at the battery and starter.
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  9. Check the resistance of the battery cables and replace as necessary.
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  11. If all other components in the system are functional, the starter may be faulty.
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Many automotive parts stores have starter bench testers available for use by customers. A starter bench test is the most definitive way to determine the condition of your starter.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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  3. Disconnect the leads from the starter motor.
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  5. Remove the starter motor retaining bolts.
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  7. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the starter motor to the flywheel housing.
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  3. Apply locking compound to the bolt threads and install the retaining bolts finger-tight.
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  5. Tighten the bolts to approximately 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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  7. Connect the starter motor leads and the negative battery cable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Unfasten the nut retaining the starter cables ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and remove the starter cables



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Fig. Fig. 3: Unfasten the starter retaining bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... and remove the starter from the engine

 
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