Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Volvo MD6A weird issue!
Your starter solenoid is stuffed (welded contacts and/or locked gearing). Doesn't happen very often, fortunately, but it does happen.. It's been quite a few years since the starter was serviced, yes?
First off, stop using the engine. When you get a moment, undo the two bolts holding the starter motor onto the engine and take the starter to your nearest auto-elec. It shouldn't be an expensive fix - but could cause major engine damage if not fixed soon.
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