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I have a 1999 S70 2.4L non turbo. I bought the car with a bad engine (rod through side of block). This weekend I installed a used engine. I tried to start the engine yesterday afternoon. It will turn over, but will not start. It sounded like it would start at first, but then sounded like the starter was not engaging. I pulled the top timing cover off to check the belt. The belt is OK and I turned the engine over with cover off and noticed that the engine is turning over. I went back and checked all electrical connections, everything seems to be in place. I am stumped. Any ideas on what it could be or what I should try? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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I appreciate your response. The engine is fine. I tried again last night and it started. I didn't let it turn over enough the night before. I didn't give it enough time to get fuel to the intake. The valves ticked for a little while at first, but cleared up after a few minutes. It runs like a sewing machine now. I took it for a test drive, but coundn't get above 40 mph. The front wheel was shaking. It seems the passenger side inner tie rod is bad. Any advice on this would be appreciated. I was looking today for the part to replace. I found out that this car had one of two rack and pinion manufacturers. Do you know where to find the number. One shows a "4" and the other is a "5". I am new to the Volvo scene, but I have heard nothing but good about them. I am looking foward to getting this one on the road.

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I am south of Birmingham, AL. I appreciate the advice. I looked on their website and found the info. Their prices are lower than most places I found so far. Any advice on changing the inner tie rod? I had someone tell me it takes special tools to do the job.


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