Question about 1995 Volvo 940
I purchased this car about two months ago, car was running great! The fuel guage was not on point, suspecting the sending unit. I ran out of fuel and made it to a gas station and filled it up all the way, it took 14.9 gallons, then drove it around, when it hit half way mark on the guage it died out and would not start, I then removed the pump and fixed (replaced the sending unit) and the guage, im assuming is working fine, cause every time the car reaches half tank it shuts off and i can't start it until i fill it back up. I know im getting around 27 mpg highway i've tested it but it dies then i fill it back up and it takes 9.8 gallons to fill all the way. My understanding is that the 95 940 has a 19 gal tank?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
With all the things you've listed that could be wrong, always start with the most obvious and least expensive....fuel filter would be my first shot..a clogged, or partially clogged fuel filter would allow enugh fuel to pass through it until the demand was to great...in effect..you'd be emptying the filter of all available fuel..then whenhte car sits..fuel would accumulate again.
Good guesses on the other parts though...you should grab a wrench and go at it...sound slike you know what yu're doing.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2009
If your air mass meter tests good, the I would tell you to check the HIGH PRESSURE PUMP underneath the Driver's side chassis pump holder-next to the fuel filter.
There are 2 pumps on your Volvo---the in-tank low pressure, and the chassis mounted high pressure. The car will run with the in-tank failed and the high pressure good. It will not run with the high pressure failed. Test the pump by applying voltage to the two terminals.
Another common failure, should the high pressure pump be good, is the HALL EFFECT SENSOR located in the distributor on the back of the engine. Once this sensor goes, it's no start. A rebuilt or used distributor may be the answer to your problem.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I am a volvo tech and your problem is fuel pressure ralated and i had same problem in 1995 850 turbo and the fuel pump was the problem and a used one is around 35.00
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
in fact my car has done this .pull out fuse cover .under the radio reach in and push the large black relay down lower dash lights will come on now turn the key.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
My 88 240 has a bad connection where the fuel pump relay plugs in , when the relay gets jostled the car dies. If I jam all the wires back into the plastic fitting it runs fine for a while.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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