Question about 1987 Volvo 240

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Engine not getting fuel

Fuse ok, replaced relay, fuel filter. can hear pump run. cranks but won't
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  • greenearthho Nov 14, 2008

    Actually the car is a 1986, but the drop-down menu didn't have a 1986 to choose from.

  • greenearthho Jan 11, 2009

    already checked all of the things you listed before I went to the filter, relay, etc...... none of these things are the problem, thanks anyway

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Might look at the spark plug wires and plugs make sure none of the wires are burned or cracked destributer cap could also be a culprit or the rotor or the coil .

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