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Cranking problems My 89 240GL Volvo takes for ever to crank in the morning, especially if it is wet outside..The starter will turn the engine over for a while and no go..but when I let go of the ignition it will sputter for a second and then nothing. I have replaced the 25amp fuse to the fuel relay with a enclosed type fuse holder, I have replaced all plug wires, the fuel pump relay seems to work fine and the external fuel pump seems to work fine (I tried replacing the fuel filter but could not get the old one to come off)...Any ideas???"

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New battery, new rotor and new distributor cap and a couple of vacum hoses and the flame trap all replaced and for fairly cheap (execpt the battery).It did the trick.

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