Car won't start

Tiny
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  • VOLVO S70
My car drives normally, and in the middle of the road (also after being turned off) the engine just stops. Then, it won't start. The lights come on when I turn the key, but the engine doesn't even make a sound. Then, if I am lucky, the car starts normally after a few minutes. If I am not lucky, it doesn't start at all. It is a 1998 Volvo S70, with 60000 miles on it. I've been to the mechanic and they have no clue. It also has a brand new Bosch battery.

Thanks for any help!
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 5:40 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have to play around with the keys a few times on and off to get it to start-if so try checking the ignition switch, NSS/TRS, starter relay and starter itself.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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Even if I play around with the switches/keys it still doesn't start. Nothing helps really.

Thanks
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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My car drives normally, and in the middle of the road (also after being turned off) the engine just stops. Then, it won't start.

Do you mean it cranks over and refuses to start or won't crank over at all.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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It doesn't crank over at all. No sound.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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BTW what are we working On-anyway find the starter, at the starter it will have a small terminal maybe a purple wire, put key to start postion and check for power-No power take it back to the neutral safety switch-No power there problem is coming from the igniton switch.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. I'll try, and see if the car starts. I appreciate it!
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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Now the car cranks over, but it can't start, as if there is no gas. Any suggestions?
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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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Spray carb cleaner into the throttle body and see whether it'll fire up.
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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 1:30 PM

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