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S40 's' reg volvo no power on acceleration

Car chugs and very poor acceleration also smell of fuel, then it can correct itself eventually, no pattern this can happen when engine cold or hot, loaded or light load

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    sianah May 13, 2009

    its a 1998 volvo s40 1800 petrol 155015 0n clock, no power on acceleration chugs along and sounds like a tractor, no black smoke just very strong smell of fuel as if it has not been burnt off.

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    sianah May 13, 2009

    thank you, but no check engine light

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    year and engine size please, generic is not enough info.

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Do u have a check engine light? have the fuel pressure tested and also have the fuel regulator tested.

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Have you checked the air filter? when air filter a bad there wont be enough air for the engine to breath. and this will result in black smoke and thick smell of gas coming out of the tail pipe.....

o2 sensor? have you check it?

do you notice a missfire? is so...discontinue driving and have it corrected......

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