Why does my Volvo XC90 drag and then click when I start it?

SashaBooSashaBoo Member Posts: 1
edited September 2019 in Volvo
I've had the battery checked and the alternator was changed a few years ago.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    Does "drag" mean turn over slower than expected? Is the car starting? When you hear the click it means current is getting to the starter solenoid, but if the engine is not turning over, not enough current is available to crank the engine. Generally that's a sign of a weak battery. Since the battery has been checked, there must be a drain somewhere. I'd check the battery cables, Clean the battery terminals and connectors. Check the condition of the cables themselves. A degraded/cracked cable could be draining off just enough juice.
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