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My 85 volvo 740 turbo 2.3 eng .start but die right after start seen like is out of gas or out of spark

It feels like if cutting the gas or the spark because i tried to restarted and do not start but i wait 5 minutes an start but then dies again it frustrating any help will b dearly appreciated thank you's and blessed to you's

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Very common problem with the Volvo 2.3 is the fuel pressure regulator .When this device fails it does not hold fuel as it should and return all fuel needed to start the vehicle, To trouble shoot it a mechanic would get a needle nose plier and crimp the return line if it stays running and as he releases the crimp and it stalls its the fuel pressure regulator that needs to be replaced, Another way he can determine if the regulator is at fault is to check the oil if it has raw gas smell in it it a sure bet the fuel return regulator has failed,

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Cuzn pulled all spark plug wires out without numbering them.. now i don't know where they go. i have a 91 volvo 740 2.3 4 cylinder.. HELP???


Cousins are fun! Is this a "distant" cousin? lol I feel your pain.

For the 2.3L SOHC AND 2,3L SOHC TURBO:
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Order of spark plug wires


here you go
Firing Order and Reinstalling Plug Wires:
B230F/T or B234 Four Cylinder: Firing order 1-3-4-2.
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Volvo 740(1990) i replaced my coil and change the battery, it started, then went 50 yards the it died and now it just turns over, but won`t start, is there anything else it could be? thanks


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