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My Volvo 960 stalls while driving

I have a 95 Volvo 960, it seems to stalls all the time. It will run great for a few days then start stalling again. When this happens it always seem to happen when you pull off from a stop light or just driving down the road. This is my first Volvo and I have never worked on these kinds of cars before, can anyone help?

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  • timgayhead69 Nov 19, 2008

    Thanks for your help, I'm going to try this...

  • hitnrune Dec 02, 2008

    same senario. My volvo "Maggie"...she seems to need the timing changed or somethin.....? it wont idle at a stable rpm. it wants to die than idles back up than flutters down a few times til eventualy just killing out

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I have pretty much the same problex, Xept for my Volvo, staying at a complete still is more of a problem. What I mean is that it Idles worse at a stand still.....(red lights,stop signs) I wont even go in drive thru...! lol

  • tbferry Apr 28, 2009

    1996 Volvo 960 wagon starts hard and stumbles when asselerating form a stop. Could it be the oxygen sensor? I have not changed since I have owned the car and that is 100,000.

    Any Ideas?

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    My Volvo 960 stalls while driving. Mostly on acceleration



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It could be a number of things. Fuel Flow problem, or electrical apparatus heats up and works inefficiently. You could start from the cheaper, less strainous solutions, in this order: Change Fuel Filter, and clean Nozzles. Fuel Pump, Air Mass Meter.

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You should start by checking the diagnostic trouble codes. Here are some directions!

These are fairly reliable, with few stalling issues, but they used to have problems with the coolant temperature sensors, and the intake manifold gasket leaks, both of which could cause your problem.

After you read the codes, or have it done for you, post the codes and I can direct you further.


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