Alarm or starter issues

Tiny
HANCK18
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  • 2001 VOLVO V70
  • 2.4L
  • V6
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 157,800 MILES
I have a 2001 Volvo V70 T2.4 that I just got a week ago. On three separate occasions it wouldn't start. The first two times after repeated attempts then waiting for twenty minutes it started right up. This last time it will not. I turn the key and all lights and electronics come on, I hear a click, but the engine doesn't crank. New car battery installed already. The service engine light is on and there is a text which reads alarm system service required. The led for the alarm does go into rapid flashing once in a while until I reset using the remote. Not sure if it's a problem with the starter or its components or alarm or its components. Any advice?
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 AT 3:44 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Yes, these cars had big problems with the main wiring harness failing due to isolation of the wiring falling off, please inspect the harness and check the individual wires for this condition. Please get back to me so I can help.
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Monday, March 7th, 2016 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for answering. I popped the hood and was checking for voltage from the cable for the ignition switch when I had someone turn the key and it started. I turned the vehicle on and off several times and it started every time. I checked the wire going to the alternator for a possible bad connection or rusty lead but it seemed okay and secure. It hasn't had that problem again, but I will inspect all the wiring nonetheless per your advice. I will update if it occurs again. Again thank you and have a great afternoon.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 AT 10:49 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Please let us know if anything else happens.
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 8:15 AM

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