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1997 Volvo 960...I lovel Volvos, but....

I replaced ignition and fuel pump recently.I have experienced a "surging" and reving of the engine when coming to a stop and while at a stop (foot on brake). Most recently, the "check engine light came on, and stays on (not flashing). Colling fan came on at the same time, and stayed on for a long time (the water pump and thermostat were replaced recently. What's going on??? throttle/injection problems, electrical...??

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Possible coolant temp sensor fault. located next to t-stat, under neck hose connection.

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    1996 volvo 960 engine turn off suddenly when I was driving


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    Here in the UK the VOlvo 960 is a 3 litre car (may be a different model to the USA version of the 960) and has 2 fuel pumps. One is situated in the tank and lifts the fuel into the pipeline system. The 2nd fuel pump is located underneath the car alongside the fuel filter underneath the passenger side (UK) and gives the fuel a boost to shove it up to the engine.

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    I think there are still photos of UK Volvo 960 fuel pumps on my website at :
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    When driving and pressing steadily on the gas just cruising the car will cut in and out as if the fuel is not reaching the engine. It does this sporatically and at times can do it repeatedly. It seems to...


    It sounds like a fuel problem as opposed to an electrical fault. Start with the easiest fixes first ..
    The next time the car comes to a grinding halt quickly remove the petrol filler cap and listen for air rushing into the tank. If you can hear air rushing into the tank that means a vacuum has been created inside it.

    There are 2 causes of a vacuum inside the petrol tank. One is that the air-valve in the filler cap is blocked (there's usually holes in the filler cap covered by a rubber type ring) and the other is that the breather tube from the tank to atmosphere becomes blocked with dirt and debris thrown up by the roadwheels. Try driving the car with the fuel cap removed or very loose so that air can easily enter the tank. If the car still comes to a halt with the same symptoms, then there isn't a vacuum being caused within the tank.

    A failing fuel pump can cause the same problems. I once owned a VW that had the symptoms you describe. The in-tank fuel pump was 'on its last legs' and when replaced the car was perfect.

    A blocked fuel filter can also cause the same problems.

    Here in the UK the Volvo 960 is either a straight-six 2.5 litre or 3 litre engine. I would guess that Volvos in North America share a pretty much the same mechanical layout depsite model differences. A UK 960 has two fuel pumps. One is located within the fuel tank and is accessed via an inspection plate behind the rear passenger seats (estate/station wagon models). The other fuel pump sits in a bracket underneath the car alongside the fuel filter, just aft of the front passenger seat (driver seat in the US..).

    My guess is that if you went to a workshop they would opt for changing the under-car mounted fuel pump. It may be cheaper to get a workshop to diagnose the problem first and then you can do the repairs/replacement.

    If it's of any use to you, I've put some photos of the fuel pumps and fuel filter on my own website - www.glennsmart.btinternet.co.uk Just choose 'Volvo 960' from the drop-down menu.

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    1994 Volvo 960 engine cuts off at high speeds


    It sounds like a fuel problem as opposed to an electrical fault. Start with the easiest fixes first ..
    The next time the car comes to a grinding halt quickly remove the petrol filler cap and listen for air rushing into the tank. If you can hear air rushing into the tank that means a vacuum has been created inside it.

    There are 2 causes of a vacuum inside the petrol tank. One is that the air-valve in the filler cap is blocked (there's usually holes in the filler cap covered by a rubber type ring) and the other is that the breather tube from the tank to atmosphere becomes blocked with dirt and debris thrown up by the roadwheels. Try driving the car with the fuel cap removed or very loose so that air can easily enter the tank. If the car still comes to a halt with the same symptoms, then there isn't a vacuum being caused within the tank.

    A failing fuel pump can cause the same problems. I once owned a VW that had the symptoms you describe. The in-tank fuel pump was 'on its last legs' and when replaced the car was perfect.

    A blocked fuel filter can also cause the same problems.

    Here in the UK the Volvo 960 is either a straight-six 2.5 litre or 3 litre engine. I would guess that Volvos in North America share a pretty much the same mechanical layout depsite model differences. A UK 960 has two fuel pumps. One is located within the fuel tank and is accessed via an inspection plate behind the rear passenger seats (estate/station wagon models). The other fuel pump sits in a bracket underneath the car alongside the fuel filter, just aft of the front passenger seat (driver seat in the US..).

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    If it's of any use to you, I've put some photos of the fuel pumps and fuel filter on my own website - www.glennsmart.btinternet.co.uk Just choose 'Volvo 960' from the drop-down menu.

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