My volvo 850 just had a tune-up but now when I turn the ignition-
..when I turn the ignition I hear the engine trying to catch but it doesn't on the first try. Usually after trying a couple of times it will catch. As the days go by, it takes me more tries to finally get the engine to start. Is my tune-up to blame? Do I need to maybe replace the distributor cap? I am NOT a knowledgeable mechanic and I have had this car for 6 months without problem. Any suggestions?
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Reasons for engine turning over and not firing are simple. Spark or fuel. If you've changed the coil packs then chances are it's a fuel issue. Get in cab and turn ignition to second position whilst listening to back seat. You should hear the faint noise of the fuel pump working. If you can't, I suggest you firstly check your manual to find the fuse/relay for the fuel pump and check that. If they are fine, you need to replace fuel pump.
If you can hear it working and it still won't start, remove the fuel line going to injector rail and point into a jar whilst someone turns engine over. You should have fuel coming out. If this is fine, go back to ignition, remove a spark plug and turn engine over checking for a spark.
My bet is your fuel pump has packed-up. Good luck diagnosing.
it sounds as if you need to replace the lock assembly inside the door give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local Volvo dealership in the parts department and they be able to print you off the pictures and diagrams you will need wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
You will need to turn the ignition to the number 1 position and turn the radio on. It can take several hours, but the word code should come back on. When that happens, you will need to put the correct code in. If you don't have it, a Volvo dealer can give you the correct code from your VIN.
Hello, We had the same problem about a year ago: 1996 Volvo 850 20V 2.5 L. We turned the ignition switch several times, and all the gauges was came back. I think the ignition switch cause the problem. We haven't had this problem since than.
I AM A ASE MASTER TECH ON VOLVO,S AND THE FIRST THING TO DO IS PEN AIR BOX AND SPRAY A SHOT OF STARTING FLUID INTI THE DOCT WITH THE SCREEN AND THEN TRY TO START IF IT KICK AND RUNS A FEW SECONDS IT IS THE FUEL-PUMP/RELAY AN OR CLOGGED FI\UEL FILTHER
FIRST CHECK THE FUSE IT IS THE FIRST OR SECOND ONE IN THE FUSE BLOCK NEXT IS TO PUT A SHOT OF EITHER IN AIR BOX AND SEE IF IT KICKS AND NEXT IS TO CHECK THE IGNITION SYSTEM FOR SPARK AND TIMING BELT FOR PROPER TIMING