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1986 volvo 240 DL wagon 4 cylinder turns on, idles, but once givin gas dies. unless you slowly slowly go it will eventually go. But still chance of dying.

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It sounds like your throttle positioning sensor unplug it see what happens if nothing changes there you go.

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Sounds like a regulator problem. not sure where it is on volvo

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