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The car was fine the next day it started but did not idle or rev up will not start now
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: volvo s40, loosing power
if you have over 125k miles on it chances are your about time for a new catalytic convertor... can cause a rotten burnt smell... lack of power.. and even a stall... or no start
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
make sure you have power getting to your starter when you crank. check the small nut on the starter. should have 12 v or very close to it. this will tell you if your getting power to the starter or if somethign before the starter and something maybe with your anti theft system or not. its hard to say online cause of that anti theft. doest the light flash at all? the anti theft light?
if your getting power to the starter when you crank make sure your getting good power to the starter by turning on the head lights and see if they dim. a good starter will cause the headlites to dim when attempting to start. if nothing dims check connections. or assume bad starter motor. make sure your also getting power to the main starter stud as well.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
You may want to try replacing the spark plug wires. I had a problem with my car not starting occasionally - eventually I figured out that it happened more when it had just rained or was particularly damp outside. This was because when it was wetter outside, the air was more conductive and the electricity would be more likely to spark to the engine block instead of going to the spark plugs. Although you may still see sparks in the spark plugs when this is happening, they will be weaker and may just not be strong enough to get it started.
If you go outside at night and start the engine with the hood open and can see sparks flying from the wires to your engine block or other parts of your car (they may be very faint), you may want to go replace your wires.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
it'll either be your ignition system (spark plugs, distributor cap, etc) or more likely your fuel system (most likely your fuel pump or your fuel filter)
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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