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My 89 volvo 740 has a bad miss and loss of power that comes and goes if i can get the rpm,s up past 2500 to 3000 i can get it to go but if i get on a hill forget it its four ways and 10 to 15 mph it don't do it all the time any help would be great.

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  • Daniel Flamisch Jan 13, 2013

    I drive the volvo to work every day witch is 32 miles one way. This miss has ben there for about 2 years, I noticed it a couple times when I stopped for gas,When I started the car and pulled away it would start to act like it was out of gas and would have no power but as it would pick up speed and rpms would hit 2500 the miss would start to go away the higher the rpms the better it would run but it don't have to be when I get gas it seems to do it on wet rainy days it normally does it all the way to work. I checked the distributor it looked ok, I just don't want to replace a bunch of parts and have a pile of money into sensors for no reason!



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Hi have you checked your Fuel Pump Relay and yor Injector(Radio Suppression Relay are operating correctly the are known to start failing on high mileage 740's

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