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I have a volvo 850 '97 -- Last Thursday my son lost the gas cap off the gas tank and never said anything about it. On Friday I was going to the mall and right at the highway the car shuts off completely, I tried to restarted back again but nothing I had to call for a tow truck and because of the snow and melting ice, water went inside the gas tank. I was told that I needed to replace the fuel pump is this true. The car finaly starts, but when I put it in gear it turns off back again. What do I need to do?

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    Hi, I could start the car and tried to go over a gas station on Sunday, but on my way I had to take a stop, right at that stop sign the car shut down completely, but the thing is that when it did I had no power I had to jump started it can like tried to startup but we ended up pushing it back home, hopefully we were not that far from the house, but still it didn't want to start and lost all king of power, you could hear the motor going but that was it I had almost a 1/2 tank of gas on the car I'm thinking it might possibly be the fuel pump, but before I never had any problems with this car. Do you have any ideas what it should be?thanks very mucho



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How much water do you think got into the tank? If the fuel door was closed it could not have been much. You need to have the tank drained to get all the water out, and then add a fuel dryer liquid to get any residual moisture out. After you son has done all of this, it should run fine and you should not have to replace the pump.

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