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Hey all,<br> Heres my story. 4 days ago I picked up a 2004 R with 83k on it. Today on my way to work it started making a clicking sound when coming to a full stop and in first or second for that matter when I made turns through parking lots and at traffic lights. It worried me. Then 8hrs later after work it refused to start. The lights and stereo work, but the engine wont even try to turn over. The info screen says. Something about the Air bags, as well as indicating it needs a chassie service and an engine system service. It wont lock unless I manually push the door lock nobs down. the trunk wont open either. I tried to jump it but was unsuccessful. It seems like the Key/remote just stopped working.<p>Any Ideas as to what it could be? I would really love to not have to tow it and bring her to a shop. <p>I feel like this --> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks,<p>Dan
 

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Re: Help (R broski)

Start with checking terminals on the battery and voltage check wouldnt hurt either. Might also try to reset all the systems by disconnecting both battery cables and let them touch for 10 minutes. <p>As stated above ... if you dont have warranty then ......$$$$
 

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Re: Help (DFurst09)

I agree that you should check the terminals. I don't necessarily agree that you are looking at a big repair.<p>The symptoms you describe seem a little unrelated but it is hard to tell. The clicking sounds like axle ping. This is well documented and not a huge deal with a set of xc90 axle bolts.<p>The not starting is, I believe, because the car's immobilizer is tripped. I would try disconnecting the battery leads and taping them together for 10+ minutes as suggested. That will reset everything. Might work. I suspect your battery might be low, which can cause lots of problems. Test it and replace it, these cars are sensitive to low voltage. Let us know. <p>
 

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Re: Help (Johnr352)

Maybe also a failing battery? That can cause seemingly unrelated electrical gremlins.
 

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Re: Help (DFurst09)

A new battery will probably help.<br>When the batteries are old, these cars do not like low voltage and screwy things happen
 

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Re: Help (DFurst09)

Thanks for all the help guys, it turned out just to be the battery. Everything cleared up.
 

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Re: Help (DFurst09)

Told ya!
 

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