When the engine is cold, The car turns over and starts right away-you turn the key and it right away starts up. When the engine is warm, I turn the key and it will make that RRRR sound from 4-8 times before starting. It had never done that before August. Suddenly that month it started doing it. My mechanic says they don't notice anything. My husband says that is normal, though his car always starts right as you turn the key. My car always started right up too, until recently. I am worried that at some point, it will make the RRRR sound and never start and I will be stranded someplace. Could it be the starter? The fuel pump, etc?
Issue with starting my car when the engine is warm on 2000 Volvo S40
by czarina8662 in Beaverton, OR on November 05, 2012
ANSWER by globalhelper , November 05, 2012
sounds like the starter is going bad when it gets hot so yes have it ck'd b4 it doesn't start for you