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I have a 88 volvo 740 GLE and it wont fire.

I have a 88 volvo 740 GLE and i was going down the road and my car shut off. I got it started a couple of times but now it will not start. I have replace the fule pump, spark plugs,distributor cap and rotor, and it still won't start. Would it be the distributor or the timeing belt? Because right now it won't even fire.

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  • gmarsh_2006 Mar 08, 2009

    I have checked the spark and is not one. I heard it might be the ignition control module, or the canckshaft sensor. What do you think?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    i got the same car and problem , aa have diagnosed " cam sensor" what a fiddly thing to refit, make sure you note where the rotar is pointing ,



  • swedisho May 20, 2009

    I have a 1987 Volvo 740 & it is not getting fire. I've replaced the battery, coil, plug wires, plugs, distributor, distributor cap & rotor, ignition module, and many relays. I even had the computer module checked out and was told it was OK. I've checked all the connections & ground. The engine just turns over & will not start. It's getting fuel. What left to check or replace?  

  • swedisho May 20, 2009

    Also the cam sensor was replaced when I replaced the distributor. 

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The problem wont be your timing belt. you need to take out a spark plug plug it into your HT lead and check for a strong spark or even if there is a spark. check your contact breakers on the distributor as well

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  • craig kilby Mar 08, 2009

    What type of distributor is it ? beacause you might have set your points wrong and have you set your spark plug gaps right ?

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