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Volvo 240 stalls unless giving it gas

My volvo 240 starts up and runs fine in park most of the time, but as soon as i put it in drive or reverse, unless i'm giving it gas, will just stall out. I'm lead to believe its either fuel pump relay, mass airflow sensor, or fuel filter. Any suggestions or ideas?

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Check the rpm in neutral should be around 800-850, this should drop to 500-550 in drive or reverse.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

  • Jake Quain
    Jake Quain Mar 25, 2014

    It's gotten progressively worse - no it stalls in park just the same as drive. I don't have an rpm gauge on the dash. What does it mean if it's not matching those rpm's?

  • Paul
    Paul Mar 25, 2014

    if your idle speed is to low the car will stall when placed into drive. Try to feather the accelerator a bit to lift the engine revs and engage drive if this works permanently raise idle speed

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