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1993 Volvo 850 wont start...help?!

I have a 1993 Volvo 850 with 192000 miles on it. On hot days or when my fuel is a quarter tank or lower it will turn over but it will not actually start. Sometimes if i push on the gas right when i start it, itll start but i have to keep it on the gas for a minute. Also sometimes itll start fine but once i shift into reverse it dies. So I have to restart let it idle for a minute or so then shift into reverse. Also a few times it has just straight died when I was driving down the highway at 55 mph. I have no idea what this could be I know nothing about cars! Any type of information will be helpful or even something I can start checking and go from there sorta like a trail and error. Thanks so much for any suggestions!
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  • kaylayoung06 May 25, 2009

    Thanks! So is there anything little i could try doing? fuel cleaner keeping a fuller tank anything like a cheap fix or pretty much have to just replace the fuel pump?

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It sounds like your fuel pump is having a problem with getting the last of the fuel from your tank. The pump also has a strainer on it. The unfortunate reality with the 1993 Volvo 850 is that the pump and strainer are located inside of your gas tank. You can look for kinks or pinched areas in the line but from your description it sounds like the pump is going. It has to work much harder when the fuel is low in the tank.

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  • rjbeg123 May 25, 2009

    Yeah keep the tank fuller, your running low pressure for some reason. The strainer on the pump is a three dollar part, unfortunately it's part of the pump that is in the tank. It may just need that piece replaced. You might inquire at your local garage how much they'd charge you to check it. Your pump may be fine.

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IS THE FUL GUAGE READING RIGHT???? ALSO THE FUEL PUMP RELAY INSUIDE FUSE PANEL YOU HAVE TO REMOVE 4 TORX SCREWS AND IT IS LABELED FUEL PUMP RELAY??? ALSO CHECK THE FUEL PUMP PRESSURE AND FILTHER IT IS (NOT) ALWAYS THE PUMP AND ALSO CHECK THE CAP????

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