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When trying to start the car, most times the starter will engage but doesn't roll engine over. You hear it spinning. Some times it will start, but sounds like it is "flooded" and runs rough for a second . If you wait a momemt or "wiggle" the shift lever it will start. Any ideas?
 

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Have you had any success with a repair? My '99 S70 is experiencing the same problem. My mechanic, who is far and away better than the local Volvo dealer, can't put his finger on this one.

I will add that my problem seems to be far worse in cool weather.
 

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So, have you tested the idea of a bad starter (as mentioned by Tech) to him?

What does he think?
 

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It was also suggested that maybe the PNP Switch as I move shifter and it will start. Would that be possible? Are Volvo starters worth rebuilting or better to replace?
 

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If it will start when the shifter is moved then yes It most likely is a bad PNP.
 

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Not all parts are OK to rebuild.

I have not heard of anyone rebuilding a bad PNP, though.
 
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