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None start issue

I have a volvo s80 and have been having intermittent no start issues. With intially warnings for anti skid, transmission and engine service required? Only seems to happen when damp. First time once it had a good run. All warnings went and worked fine. Month or so later same thing. Had it with volvo and then scanned the computer and said the computers not communicating and update required. Did update and day after sluggish pulling away at junction, no lights on gear stick, is auto by the way. Next day worked fine. Day after no start. Waited an hour or so and started again. Left for a day and again no start! Help

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Check for alternator and starter motor functioning ok , does it turn over and not fire up or not turn over at all?

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

Testimonial: "Hi, it turns over but does not fire up. Except for yesterday when it started twice but died each time."

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  • georgina burr
    georgina burr Mar 28, 2014

    then it wouldnt start again. I dont use it very often so not sure if this makes a difference.

  • steve Mar 28, 2014

    have the ignition system checked over start by seeing if good spark and condition of plugs,then the plug leads and coil pack , as not driven regulary might just have to keep try to start until it fires up then give it a good run,when starting keep gas pedal pushed to floor,let me know how you get on

  • georgina burr
    georgina burr Mar 28, 2014

    Thanks will have them checked.

  • georgina burr
    georgina burr Mar 28, 2014

    I did have a mechanic have a look at it and he said he was 98% sure it was a common fuel pump issue on the volvos.

  • georgina burr
    georgina burr Mar 28, 2014

    and it would need replacing.

  • steve Mar 28, 2014

    ok if the spark is ok remove a spark plug disconnect the others making sure you know what lead goes where,not being patronising but it is so easy to get them mixed up, try to start ,it wont obviously but if you have some looking into engine compartment they should be able to smell the fuel coming through to the cylinder with the plug removed if can not smell fuel have the pump checked and replaced

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SOURCE: starting in damp weather 1993 240 wagon, auto/od, 235k miles

perhaps you need a new cap and roter a new spark plug wire set. they don;t like moisture. also check to see if you have any broken or leaking vacuum hoses. the worse case senerio would be that your head gasket is leaking--at cold temps a little antifreeze will enter until everything warms up and it seals shut due to metal expanding. but since you say it's cold weather only--this probably wou;dn't be the case. good luck.

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 S80 Volvo. Randomly my car will just

Hi, I had a similar problem with my 1999 T6. It usually happened after a 2 hr run. Usually it would not go higher than 1000rpm until it cleared itself or I switched off and strated again. A dealer put a computer diagnostic on an recommended a mixture sensor to be replaced. Before I got to book that in I tried switching to only 98 Octane Fuel and I haven't had a problem since.

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i dont have much of a answer to you but i do have a question is the trasnmission shifting good and everything i ask bcuz i have a s80 and the trans oil is black and i want to give it a flush but everybody keeps on telling me not too bcuz its going too mess it up more and how much did they charge u for the flush

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