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Stepdad sabotaged Volvo 850 so it wont start

It is still hooked up to the battery because it makes the grgrgrgr noise but it never actually starts. What could've been done to my car to make it so that it doesn't start?

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  • billabong_29 Feb 23, 2009

    He admitted that he sabotagged it, but he wouldn't tell me why, because he "doesn't care" and it cranks but never catches. So it never actually starts. When I try to start it, it makes the right noise, but it doesn't ever start up for real, the engine never gets going or whatever. Sorry for the bad mechanic-lingo I'm an 18 year old girl who doesn't even know how to change a tire. haha

  • silver top May 11, 2010

    may i ask? why do you suspect sabotage ? does engine actually turn over with starter operating or not ? what noise does it make when you operate starter? could you be more specific ?

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Reinstall the fuel pump relay (located under the hood on the cowl panel) If that is still there, then check the fuel injector fuses. Next remove the distributor cap, and make sure it still has a rotor button. FYI, it is either ignition or fuel or both.

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Check your fuel pressure to ensure proper pressure to the block, also did you replace the fuel filter.

On a side note: 3 things a automobile needs to run

AIR-make sure you have a clean air filter and your MAF (mass air flow sensor is plugged in) if you pulled your breather to innspect anything, there is a possibility that it came unplugged or you unpluged it and forgot to hook it back up, a car wont start without it being plugged in if equiped

SPARK-Make sure your car has juice to the plugs, if the plug doesnt fire the car wont run, if you have to pull each plug and ground them to the engine block to see if they arch. If not trace the problem down (if you changed the fuel pump you have some mechanical skill and should be able to troubleshoot a spark issue)

FUEL-Check for proper pressure, dirty fuel filter(s) and if your system has a return line, make sure your hoses didnt get crossed cause this will damage the engine and regulator.

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